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Eastern hognose

Heterodon platirhinos

Description:

1 orange black cream brown and white belly 2 brown black cream and white belly

Habitat:

i found thees in my back yard in a pit of dead vines they have come back to breed 3 years in a row

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7 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Have you taken a few minutes to look at range maps for eastern and western hognose? If so, you would find out you are many hundreds of miles away from being in range for western hognose. I gave you the correct common name and scientific name a few weeks ago, please update the spoting accordingly :) Thanks!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

Hi ardenkpierce, nice find! In the future, when you have an organism that you are unsure of the ID, just leave the scientific name section blank and mark the little box that says "Help me ID this species" (on the edit screen or when you are creating a new spotting). That way, other users will be able to tell that you need some help with the ID.

Ashley is very experienced with reptile identification. I would trust that she has given you the correct ID, if you were not sure. :-)

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

This is one for Ashley to comment on!

ardenkpierce
ardenkpierce 5 years ago

i don't know if i will put in the scientific name because i am not sure what they are

ardenkpierce
ardenkpierce 5 years ago

oh and i am not sure if it is eastern or western i think they might be a cross breed

ardenkpierce
ardenkpierce 5 years ago

thanks i didn't know the scientific name thats why i put ''???????????''

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Heterodon platirhinos is the scientific name. Instead of putting "????????" in the scientific name box, you can do a quick google search with the common name, eastern hognose, and the first several links that pop up will give you the scientific name. Please edit your spotting and fill in the information correctly, thank you!

ardenkpierce
Spotted by
ardenkpierce

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Mar 9, 2015
Submitted on Mar 9, 2015

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