ummm I would have said it looks similar to a water snake, the face and all, and the striking reminds me of the water snakes down here. I know hognose snakes would rather play dead than bite, and they dont really strike with their mouth's open so it cant be one of those. But it sure does resemble a melantistic garter or ribbon snake of some sort or maybe a racer. Let us know Jordan!!
Who are you callin' a freak?!