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Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platirhinos


H. platirhinos are a rear-fanged colubrid that max out at just over two feet in length. They rarely bite and in the few instances they do the venom just causes some localized swelling. They are fairly common in their range and seem to prefer sandhill habitat. They are specialized eaters, feeding almost exclusively on amphibians mainly toads.


Sandhills or pine forests on the coast but it may vary in their extensive range from Minnesota to Florida


These are always fun snakes to find. They have plenty of personality, this particular one pictured was a large adult I got called to come get. It had been found in a crab trap.

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1 Comment

jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

prettiest snake ever!!!

LD50 Photography
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LD50 Photography

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012

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