It’s a hognose. Oddly enough I was on a zoom call with ecib when I happened upon it. He googled it. It hissed pretty loud, and flattened out like a cobra. It was about 2 ft long. I remember seeing one with dad long ago when we were catching crayfish. They act menacing, but apparently aren’t.
Dogmatic religions are definitely in the decline, but in the US, it feels like politics are filling the void. Conviction is high, preachers disseminate opinion, and no one changes their mind.