NEEDVILLE, Texas - An eastern hognose snake was caught on camera at Brazos Bend State Park in Needville this week.
The Texas park posted photos of the rare sighting with a few facts about the reptile.
Eastern hognose snakes can vary in color, with a range including yellow, gray, brown, olive, red and orange.
This particular snake was orange and looks a bit like -- as some social media users pointed out -- it's smiling for the camera.
"When threatened, these snakes will raise their head, puff out to appear larger and flatten out the skin around their neck to look like a cobra," a Facebook post from the park reads.
This defensive maneuver can be seen pretty easily in the photos the park posted to Facebook.
Eastern hognose snakes are venomous but aren't considered a threat to humans, according to HerpsOfTexas.org. The venom is mild to humans but deadly for frogs, toads and lizards.
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