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Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platyrhinos

Description:

We found this guy by a stump at school. All the kids are curious what he is!

4 Comments

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

wow definitely an eastern hognose great spot of my favorite snake!

Doren B
Doren B 7 years ago

I agree with RedTop Ranger. This appears to be an Eastern Hog-nosed Snake. They usually try to avoid contact with people and, while they sometimes puff up, gasp and make fake lunges, they very rarely bite people unless they are abused.

RedTopRanger
RedTopRanger 7 years ago

I did a quick search after my first commented and found the link above. Pretty sure it's an Eastern Hognose Snake. We used to have one at the park where I work and they're awesome! Lots of cool defensive mechanisms to make you think they're really dangerous, but they're not.

RedTopRanger
RedTopRanger 7 years ago

Looks like some species of hognose snake. I'd start your search there...not sure what species you guys have in Maryland! Very cool find, though!

hemcdowell
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hemcdowell

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Sep 27, 2013
Submitted on Sep 27, 2013

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