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Eastern Hognose

Heterodon platirhinos

Description:

Snake found in brush near lake. DNR thought it was a Northern Water Snake from the photo.

Habitat:

Vegetation under trees near lake.

Notes:

Snake found in brush near lake. DNR thought it was a Northern Water Snake from the photo.

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AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago
Eastern Hognose
Heterodon platirhinos EEK! - Eastern Hognosed-Snake


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2 Comments

markgrabe
markgrabe 7 years ago

I suppose ID is difficult from a photo. I thought it might be a bull snake before I sent the photo to DNR. Thanks for reclassification.

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

I'm very surprised DNR told you this was a water snake, you can see the upturned rostral scale on the face that means it can only be a hognose. I also moved this to the reptiles category for you.

markgrabe
Spotted by
markgrabe

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2015
Submitted on May 3, 2015

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