My brother and I, as kids, used to hunt/catch snakes when we lived in south Florida. The hognosed was one of our favorites. Harmless and fun to watch. When my bro was about fifteen he bought a three foot anaconda which he had for several years and it grew to be about eight feet in length. It used to crawl out of its cage at night and into my brother's bed. Unfortunately it developed pneumonia and died.
We used to be friends with Bill Hass, the owner of the Miami Serpentarium. We would take any poisonious snakes we caught to him; rattlers, coral and moccasins. He produced anti-venoms and made it available to hospitals.
I was sorry to see that the gentleman passed away recently.
Living in Tennesee I'd bet you're familiar with the copperhead. That's one you don't want to 'play' with