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Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platyrhinos


Inflated head area is normal first line of defense when hognose is threatened. Will also hiss and make fake striking movements.


Found while mowing ... photographed ... moved out of harms way.

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MarcTe 5 years ago

great spotting!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago


LisaPowers 5 years ago


Marvin Smith
Marvin Smith 5 years ago

The snake wasn't going to harm me, but my lawnmower and I could harm the hognose. :-) Judging by that bulge in the snake's midsection, I'd speculate a toad did not move out of harms way fast enough.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

A wonderful spotting. Cool looking snake. I wonder, who moved out of harms way?

beaker98 5 years ago

Love these guys! They are always an interesting and entertaining find:)

Marvin Smith
Spotted by
Marvin Smith

Arkansas, USA

Lat: 35.81, Long: -92.76

Spotted on Jul 7, 2014
Submitted on Jul 14, 2014

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