Yes, I waited to see if it would wiggle before I got close. I really don't much like snakes.
This beast appears to be an adult, if young, eastern hognose adder. Harmless, but quite capable of stopping your heart in pure terror. I think for a fact as I met a live one nose-to-nose in a corn field years ago.
Yes, I know. I should have moved the snake from the road to the ditch where it could return to the earth in peace. However, that would require that I be touch it, at least by the tail, and I generally leave snakes alone unless I have a stick or a hoe or something. This one could have been playing possum, don't you know. Dead snakes can be treacherous that way.
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