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Description:

Small snake found while mowing -- fortunately not injured. Size <12" . Broad head when first found. Now in a bucket until I can ID him/it. Looks like a Copperhead but not versed in this stuff enough to say for sure.

Habitat:

eastern Connecticut; forest

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4 Comments

Jae
Jae 2 years ago

Nice one, grassyhill. I think Ashley is right this is an Eastern Hognose.

grassyhill
grassyhill 2 years ago

Thanks Mark. I think she nailed it. I have never seen one and the snout is the telltale! I will post a better pic where this feature is more evident.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Welcome grassyhill. Our ranger Ashley says this is probably an Eastern Hognose (Heterodon platirhinos). I'm not from your part of the world but I looked them up in Googs and I'm amazed at how variable they are.

MichaelS
MichaelS 2 years ago

Hi grassyhill, welcome to Project Noah!

grassyhill
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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2019
Submitted on Aug 27, 2019

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