Hognose Snake, non-venomous. The girls and I found this snake on our walk a few days ago. Molly actually stepped right on him. These snakes flatten their heads just like a cobra and make a hissing sound not unlike that of a young rattlesnake. The two large black spots are on top of the flattened portion of his head. His eyes are directly in front of these spots and cannot be seen in these pics. Their name comes from their upturned snout which they use to burrow for critters to eat. The upturn of the snout did not show up well in these pictures. When they feel very threatened (bottom picture) they roll over and play dead.