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Eastern hognose snake

Heterodon platirhinos


Pine barrens

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LisaPowers 7 years ago

When threatened, the neck is flattened and the head is raised off the ground, not unlike a cobra. They also hiss and will strike but they do not attempt to bite, the result can be likened to a high speed head-butt. If this threat display does not work to deter a would-be predator, hognose snakes will often roll onto their back and play dead, going so far as to emit a foul musk from their cloaca and let their tongue hang out of their mouth. - Wikipedia

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Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Spotted on Sep 27, 2011
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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