This is the hognose snake, which has a keen ability to roll over and play dead to the full degree. It shows it’s belly when scared, and even sticks it’s tongue out with mouth open wide. Check it out:
I’ve seen some impressive performances before, but this snake is really committed! The poor thing is probably scared out of its mind, but it’s a great survival technique. You think it’s dead, and before you know it, he’s slipped off into the woods!