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Eastern hognose

Heterodon platirhinos

Description:

Dorsal- Mostly black with yellow splotches

Notes:

Flared neck and feigned death when it was approached and moved

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Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Heterodon platirhinos


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5 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

Scientific name added.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

Hi there. Since you know the identity of your organism, please go ahead and fill in the scientific name field. This allows the spotting to fully enter the database and become complete, letting groups and individuals use the data and find your spotting. It also takes the spotting off the "unidentified" list. Thank you!

Here's a great Project Noah blog entry that explains the spotting process:
http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2870249...

GregRobinson
GregRobinson 8 years ago

Never seen one like that; looks like it might be melanistic or some other aberrant pattern. Very cool.

That is a unique looking hognose.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Awesome spotting!

lostinpanama
Spotted by
lostinpanama

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Aug 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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