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Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platyrhinos

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Eastern Hognose Snake
Heterodon platyrhinos Heterodon platirhinos
Hognose


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7 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

This is a pretty large hognose, very cool! Please add to the Center for SnakeConservation mission to help document all the snakes in the US. Thanks! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1202...

SaskiaMarloh
SaskiaMarloh 9 years ago

Wow!! Nice

bandhturtlesite
bandhturtlesite 9 years ago

I saw one when i was a child and it just rolled over and played dead. I remember poking it with a stick and it did not move at all. I went away and came back about 15 minutes later and it was gone. I have not seen another one in the wild since then.

Lainey
Lainey 9 years ago

Not really it acted very calm. When my son ran up the snake finally slithered away.

bandhturtlesite
bandhturtlesite 9 years ago

Nice spotting! You should add it to the Midwest Reptile Study Mission.

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 9 years ago

cool spotting! Snakes are so hard to find.

RedTopRanger
RedTopRanger 9 years ago

Did it do anything once you got close? Hognos snakes exhibit amazing defensive strategies like hissing, spreading out their hood, striking, and even playing dead.

Lainey
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Lainey

Indiana, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2012

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