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Eastern hognose

Heterodon platihinos

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Lainey 11 years ago

Thanks Goody.

Aaron_G 11 years ago

Lainey, your other spotting looks to be a melanistic snake, where the dark pigment is dominant and the "normal" colors are absent. Take a look at my spotting of the same species.

RedTopRanger 11 years ago

They might very well be. Neither of your snakes looks like a constrictor (hognoses aren't) and the color patterns for hognoses can be very varied. Hognose snakes use their distinctly shaped nose to dig in the ground for toads, did you see either one sort of digging?

Lainey 11 years ago

It did not show any unusual behavior and I am confused because I have another picture of a bigger gray snake that has been labeled as an eastern hognose also. Can anyone tell me if the two are the same kind of snake?

RedTopRanger 11 years ago

Not sure but it's a beauty! My first thought was an Eastern Hognose but I'm not sure. Did it exhibit any defensive behavior, like spreading it's hood and hissing?

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Indiana, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2012
Submitted on May 18, 2012

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