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Eastern hognose snake

Heterodon platyrhinos


This guy played dead for two of these pictures, as hognoses are apt to do. In addition to this neat display they will also spread their neck similiar to a cobra, and will strike without biting. Very interesting defense mechanisms! (Just to prove he's not dead I included a picture of him slithering off, haha)

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AshleyT 7 years ago

Great photos! Please add to the Center for SnakeConservation mission to help document all the snakes in the US. Thanks!

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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