I saw this hognose snake in August at the Hammock Hills Nature Trail. I came upon it abruptly, but couldn't get too close. It raised its head, then quickly slithered away as soon as I approached.
It was beautiful, though!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of late 19th century
steamship traffic to Ocracoke, and the large Victorian hotel that
accommodated the guests. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082114.htm.