Threatening Snake Behavior
What kind of snake flattens his head when threatened?
Cobras are famous for spreading a hood behind their head as a
threat display. There are many different species. This site may
No cobras live in North America, but our native hognosed snakes
will raise and flatten their necks slightly when threatened. They
are not poisonous and very unlikely to bite a person.
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Update: June 2012