There is Such a Thing as a Missouri Cobra and It’s a Big NOPE
This may sound confusing, but there is (and isn't) such a thing as a Missouri Cobra. One was caught recently showing you what they look like and why you shouldn't fear them even though I do.
A man recently captured a Missouri Cobra although it's scientific name is the Eastern Hognose Snake. Watch how this bad boy flattens his head to make himself look more threatening when he's frightened.
The Missouri Department of Conservation has all kinds of fun facts about the Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake.
Ground color is normally gray-brown or tan, but it is not uncommon for individuals to be yellow or orange. Sometimes there is a series of brown blotches on the back. Sometimes the snake is dull-colored and lacks markings. Some are jet black, brown, or olive. The belly is gray, yellow, or pink, mottled with gray or greenish gray.
I don't know about you, but that seems like they really don't know what color this snake could be since just about all are mentioned. It's the behavior that gives it the nickname it has since it can and will make its head flat to look like a dangerous cobra even though it really isn't.
These snakes feed on toads, frogs and salamanders and apparently have two large teeth. That's where the "nope" comes into play for me. If you're a snake with teeth, we have no need to meet each other. Ever.