Sure, it is quite normal to think that snakes can be dangerous and you should avoid them at all costs if you happen to be in a jungle. There is a good reason why some internauts call them danger noodles.

However, as dangerous as they might be, put a hat on them and they become cuter than any floof you may have seen on the internet.

And you know what, there’s an entire community celebrating their cuteness with hats. The Snakes With Hats community spread across several social media platforms, including Facebook and Reddit, and celebrates snakehood through sharing of the absolute cutest pictures of snakes wearing top hats, caps, bonnets, beanies, cowboy hats, fedoras, wizard hats, and everything in between.

Bored Panda has gathered some of the best pics from the community and compiled a list for you to check out. And while you’re scrolling, why not let us know what you think and vote on the ones you loved the most!

#1

"This Giraffe Looks Funny"

"This Giraffe Looks Funny"

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Bored Panda got in touch with the admin of the Facebook group, Elvya Dulcimer, and the moderator of the r/SnakesWithHats subreddit, DisasterLlama, who introduced herself as Emma, for an interview.

“The community was started around 2011-2012, and it all began with my snake Lola, who was very docile, wearing some hats. Soon, more and more people started to post pictures as well, and the page quickly grew large,” elaborated Elvya on the origins of the community.

The group soon surpassed 400,000 members, which was deleted by Facebook around 2015, but Elvya had a backup page and was rebuilding ever since, with over 155,000 members already.

“The Snakes with Hats community is now a safe space for both beginners, experienced keepers and reptile lovers in general. We’re currently working hard on a discord server that will launch soon,” said Elvya.

Soon after the Facebook community was created, in 2013, a community with the same niche goal also formed on Reddit. Since then, it has amassed a membership of over 43,500 people who share pictures of snakes sporting fashionable hats.

And it seems the snake appreciation community of Reddit doesn’t end there as there are also r/Snakes with over 125,000 members and r/Sneks with over 268,000 members.

#4

"Happy Birthday!"

 "Happy Birthday!"

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#5

"Did You Hear About The Live Action Robin Hood Remake?"

"Did You Hear About The Live Action Robin Hood Remake?"

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#6

"I Hope Leaf Crowns Count, With A Bonus Blelele"

 "I Hope Leaf Crowns Count, With A Bonus Blelele"

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Draco Malfoy
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh wow this looks exactly like my banana ball python!

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We asked out interviewees why people would keep snakes as pets in the first place.

"I can’t speak for everyone, but I think people who get snakes as pets recognize that these noodles are no different than any other house pets, excepting perhaps that they don’t travel well on slippery surfaces,” explained Emma. “Plus they have great personalities, are adorable, and, as I said previously, can be easy to take care of depending on the type. They also make great long term companions."

And before you start Googling it, most snakes live roughly 20 to 30 years, with some other species of snakes, like the boas constrictors, living 35 or more years.

“I feel the reasons to keep a snake vary greatly from person to person. I’ve heard of people keeping them to conquer their phobias, or even to help extract snake venom in rare cases, but the vast majority keep them because they are so cute, docile and versatile. No matter what your preferences, finances or experience level are, there’s always a snake that’s perfect for you,” elaborated Elvya.

#8

"The Force Is Strong With This One"

"The Force Is Strong With This One"

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#9

"Make America Snake Again!"

 "Make America Snake Again!"

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Besides being admins and mods, both Elvya and Emma are also snake owners.

Lola, Elvya’s python, was the inspiration behind this whole community back in 2012-2013, and she can still be seen in the cover image of the group. Unfortunately, she passed away of old age, and now Elvya has two corn snake rescues, Piki and Elvis, and a Red Tegu called Neo.

“Having reptiles is a must in our family. We’ve been raised around them, and they make for very rewarding life companions. To me, one of the most rewarding aspects of the hobby is to make people realize that reptiles are not the scary, slimy creatures one often sees in movies. Putting a hat on them helps to get that point across even more.”

#10

"Pearly White"

 "Pearly White"

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#11

"Howdy Partner"

 "Howdy Partner"

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#12

"Fezzes Are Cool"

 "Fezzes Are Cool"

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Emma is also the human companion of a python, and a famous one, in fact—Snakey the Ball Python.

"I have had him for almost 9 years now and he is a very curious boy. He loves music and exploring. Not a big fan of grass or pokey surfaces though."

Snakey has his own dedicated Facebook page where over 100,000 people follow him and all of his cutesy pictures, some of which you can find in this list!

#13

"You Just Gonna Scroll Past Without Saying Howdy?"

 "You Just Gonna Scroll Past Without Saying Howdy?"

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#14

"Chill Winter Vibes With Chester"

 "Chill Winter Vibes With Chester"

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While it may sound like such an exotic pet requires a lot of care, Emma says it's much easier than that: "It’s not super challenging having a ball Python. Various kinds of snakes differ, but he is a very low maintenance pet. My one complaint is that it is kind of difficult to clean his tank, since it is so large."

For Elvya, it seems a bit more challenging, as she explains: “Keeping the temperatures and humidity exactly right could be quite the challenge. I’m always a bit paranoid about those!

#16

"Hocus Pocus, You Lost Focus. Alakazoo Alakazam I Wish Your Day Is Grand"

 "Hocus Pocus, You Lost Focus. Alakazoo Alakazam I Wish Your Day Is Grand"

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#18

"Merry Christmasss To All"

 "Merry Christmasss To All"

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"I am a big fan of the snake Gandalf The White, who can be found on Instagram. This cutie is one of the snakes that started it all!" said Emma. And yes, people Gandalf wears random hats too!

Elvya also shared some of her favorites, including the aforementioned Snakey: “I am a big fan of Snakey the Ball Python and Winston the Tegu (not a snake, but still awesome). They are both great and their humans are very lovely girls with a never-ending supply of creativity.”

#19

"No Probllama With This Noodle"

 "No Probllama With This Noodle"

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“The main goal with Snakes with Hats is to show people that reptiles are as worthy of existing as a cat or a dog,” said Elvya. “There’s a huge stigma around reptiles and keeping them as pets, and we aim to shed (pun intended) some positive light on the practice and its community. Everyone is welcome. We love to see all of your slithery friends soon, so we hope to see you at our community! And remember: afraid of it? Put a hat on it!”

Emma shares this view: "Snakes are not evil animals, and definitely not out to get you. Just look at how cute they are in hats! Give them a chance and you will be surprised at what gentle creatures they can be."

Be sure to join the community, whether it’s on Facebook or Reddit, if you want to see more hats on snakes, cause the community is still going strong with content.

#23

"The Real Reason I Got A 3D Printer"

"The Real Reason I Got A 3D Printer"

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#26

"My Girl Lucille Feelin’ Herself"

 "My Girl Lucille Feelin’ Herself"

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#27

"You're A Wizard Snakey!"

 "You're A Wizard Snakey!"

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Pusheen
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like professor McGonagall got tired of turning into a cat.

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#28

"I Was Bored So, Inspired By This Sub, I Made A Samurai Helmet For Our Girl"

 "I Was Bored So, Inspired By This Sub, I Made A Samurai Helmet For Our Girl"

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Jayna Shin
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

General Snake! *Salutes* (That hat is an army hat from medival korea btw)

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pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aww! looks like they have a magic trick for us lol

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#32

"Hoppy Easter!"

 "Hoppy Easter!"

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#33

"Snek Can Be Rooster Too"

 "Snek Can Be Rooster Too"

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#34

"The Sequel To Ratatouille"

"The Sequel To Ratatouille"

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#35

"Say Hello To Doug Dimmadome Owner Of The Dimmsdale Dimmadome"

 "Say Hello To Doug Dimmadome Owner Of The Dimmsdale Dimmadome"

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#37

"Town Isn’t Big Enough For Both Of Us"

 "Town Isn’t Big Enough For Both Of Us"

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