Unlike the hognose snake, which mimics a rattler, this little snake depends upon discretion. Rather than advertising venom, it tries to blend into its surroundings—mimicking its background rather than a dangerous predator.
This little snake is so confident in her green camouflage and cryptic behaviors that she can look upon the approaching photographer as if to say, “Wow, it’s a giant hairless primate!”
Wait! How do I know it is a “she?” I don’t. But I don’t know it’s a “he” either. I just flipped a coin. Learn more about deceit in the natural world. Read The Wisdom of Loki by Ptera Hunter.