Image Source: Medieval illustration of fox playing dead. The fox was famous for supposedly playing dead in order to lure birds, but this strategy had its dangers, too, as you can see in the fable.
M0052 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 146. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. The leopard also knows how to play dead, and with greater success; see #140.