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These adorable little guys have a gray body with black blotches and orange/red around the neck. The second photo shows the first baby coming out of the egg, and the last photo shows a pile of around 14 of them.
Mom was caught in a residential neighborhood, the babies released nearby in a protected area with oak forest and lots of little toadlets.
Part of my job is relocating snakes when they are found in peoples' yards/houses (versus the people killing them). A hognose was found in someones house, and she was shedding so I was going to hold onto her until she could see a bit better before I let her go. Well right after she shed, she laid a bunch of eggs! I released mom, and held onto the eggs, and they hatched in early August. I have never seen so much cute in my life! There were 14 babies, and I held onto them for a couple days, gave them some water, then went and released them in an area close to where they were caught at, but hopefully they will stay away from people! The area is state land and they are protected on it.
Spotted on Aug 8, 2015
Submitted on Oct 7, 2015
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