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Eastern hognose snake

Heterodon platyrhinos

Notes:

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
AshleyT 7 years ago

Great photos! Please add to the Center for SnakeConservation mission to help document all the snakes in the US. Thanks! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1202...

JasonO'Connor
Spotted by
JasonO'Connor

North Carolina, USA

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

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