Snakes wearing hats are cuter than you might think

Aug 17, 2014 at 10:36 a.m. ET
Image: Instagram, @JessJJavern

Ladies and gentlemen of the internet, have you spent sufficient time looking at pictures of pet snakes wearing itty-bitty hats? No? You're in luck. We have, and because we love you, we've compiled (and ranked) the very best photos of hat-wearing snakes right here.

1. The classic snake wearing a hat

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We're going to go ahead and call this the classic snake-wearing-a-hat photo and judge all other photos on a scale from 1 to this picture (10). Are you ready? All right then.

2. The sophisticated serpent

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We have to subtract a couple of points for the mustache on this one (sorry), but we can't ignore the overall power of such a ridiculous hat. Ridiculous gets you everywhere on this snake hat-ranking scale. You'll see.

3. The Malibu Barbie snake

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A decent showing with extra points added for feeling like this hat and serpent could easily fit in on Cape Cod.

4. The snake on safari

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It's fine. It's good. We're ready for the next.

5. The Howdy Doody

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See above.

6. The Bohemian princess

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Feathers! So many hot-pink feathers!

7. The fancy pants

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Fancy velvet begging for a garden party with the Queen of England. We kind of want this hat ourselves.

8. The Harry Potter snake

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We said Harry Potter and had to go 10. It's the rule.

9. The sombrero lover

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Cute but not something to write home about.

10. The birthday reptile

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Only because we are slightly afraid of the size of this snake, we give it a 10, especially when you consider its owner celebrated its birthday with that hat for real.

11. The leprechaun

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We mean, it's a leprechaun hat. That's pretty cool.

12. The possibly-not-a-hat snake photo

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We don't know if this officially counts as a hat, but we don't care. Look at that teeny-tiny flower thing! Look again. Giggle again.

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