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Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platyrhinos

Description:

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

Notes:

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


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6 Comments

MarcTe
MarcTe 5 years ago

great spotting!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

awesome....

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Fabulous!

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
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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