One woman took on the challenge of shattering misconceptions about snakes being vile creatures by posing them in a way that makes them arguably lovable.
For some, nothing is more terrifying than a stealthy serpent slithering its way towards you as you are paralyzed and helplessly stare into those cold, dark eyes. How do you overcome that hair-raising ssssscenario? Put a hat on it.
Oh, it's a thing. You can compromise the appearance of the often vilified reptile by adopting a different perspective, and a hat is just the thing to lay your fear of snakes to rest. Because once you see these pictures, you'll see that these animals are harmless creatures just living their lives. Just don't antagonize them.
@PAYOLETTER created this thread of various snakes looking impossibly adorable by donning hats. These snakes suddenly don't look so scary anymore, right?
It's official: Hat-wearing snakes are here to sssstay!
Nothing says "fancy" like a top hat.
snakes with tiny hats: a thread https://t.co/DEOX9OLcbs— rae paoletta (@rae paoletta)1510876997.0
Fashionably late to the party!
this snake says thankssssssssssss for the invite to ur party https://t.co/ebZepijTTI— rae paoletta (@rae paoletta)1510877041.0
The patriotic snake wants YOU!
nothing but respect for MY presssssssssident https://t.co/Ygtlfxzzp3— rae paoletta (@rae paoletta)1510877173.0
A take on the wolf in sheepskin. Hop along, nothing to see here.
wow what a nice bunny https://t.co/MxKN4VCA4W— rae paoletta (@rae paoletta)1510877120.0
The classic top hat makes a return.
hello my baby hello my honey hello my ragtime gaaaaal https://t.co/eVsRc96f5V— rae paoletta (@rae paoletta)1510877296.0
The reactions on Twitter have been relatively positive.
@PAYOLETTER Top hat snek is best snek.— Lady Anger (@Lady Anger)1510892162.0
@PAYOLETTER i wholeheartedly admit this thread scare the sh*t out of me— Jered Martin (@Jered Martin)1510878128.0
@PAYOLETTER @fusionfalldc This is the first time I've liked a snake picture. #adorable— Courtney Rayburn (@Courtney Rayburn)1510889911.0
@PAYOLETTER Ok... I am terrified of snakes.... But those are cute.— Frannie (@Frannie)1510878360.0
@FrannieK @PAYOLETTER https://t.co/cRhHQqcHLn— Pinky Tuscadero (@Pinky Tuscadero)1510979047.0
We're assured, with or without a hat, snakes are not terrifying.
@ChacoCat1 @JmoMonk @PAYOLETTER Snakes aren't evil. Most aren't venomous. You have nothing to fear.— 🔥🔥🔥 Hell from Above! 🔥🔥🔥 (@🔥🔥🔥 Hell from Above! 🔥🔥🔥)1510983466.0
Soon, other Twitter users started adding their favorite snake-with-hats pics.
snakes with hats are so cute https://t.co/ujtIQXrf8U— shu (@shu)1510820608.0
@RatedDForDerp @PAYOLETTER @jalactic Here’s two more party snakes https://t.co/rnDZGKA7am— Ian B Halterman (@Ian B Halterman)1511037163.0
Let the fun begin if you must-ache.
In response to the @PAYOLETTER thread about snakes with tiny hats. https://t.co/xkrszUCAzI— ⒥⒤⒱⒠ ☭ (@⒥⒤⒱⒠ ☭)1510890149.0
This one is rising to the occasion.
https://t.co/nKWdW8tqyd— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288517.0
He knows if you've been bad or good. Have you been naughty this year?
https://t.co/4aohtLONd0— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288529.0
This tassle may or may not have been repurposed after concealing a part of a human's body.
https://t.co/YAqW0jrhCf— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288575.0
What is so sinister about this?
https://t.co/G7SNoBPzud— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288593.0
Snakes can get into cosplay as well.
https://t.co/90JHjF0WCe— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288623.0
With more color, the less threatening they appear. A clown wearing this hat is more horrific than this fine specimen wearing it.
https://t.co/KZ2F1sF3og— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288636.0
Seriously, this is just too adorable. A southern slitherer?
https://t.co/yDHShxKy4A— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288691.0
Did the sorting hat classify a Slytherin?
https://t.co/CncbVj8tiY— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288704.0
Heading west, perhaps?
https://t.co/ahBKOF0jxg— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288868.0
Unicorns exist! Just not in the way you expect.
https://t.co/LAsSXeenAs— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510289280.0
https://t.co/wsTbeQ6KVi— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510289328.0
This one gets a cape and a prop!
https://t.co/Vz9jgXaZa1— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510288892.0
See? Absolutely harmless.
https://t.co/UJb4uGaZWT— mushy churro (@mushy churro)1510289293.0
Why stop with snakes?
@jiveass_baloney @PAYOLETTER Squee!! So cute! Aren't animals with little hats THE BEST? https://t.co/2ixBUCrTCH— 🌹🍞Batshit Toad Lady🍞🌹 (@🌹🍞Batshit Toad Lady🍞🌹)1510890344.0
The next time you have a snake sighting, don't freak out. Has it ever occurred to you that they may be terrified of you?
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