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Eastern hog-nosed snake

Heterodon platirhinos

Description:

This snake's most obvious feature is its pointed, upturned snout. It has a yellow to tan body color with dark blotches down its back and round spots along its sides. The underside of the tail is light and the anal plate is divided.

Habitat:

Wooded hillsides, fields, and sandy areas

Notes:

I couldn't get any dorsal shots of this snake, as it would not stop feigning death. Every time I would turn it over, it would roll back into this pose :-)

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4 Comments

Terri
Terri 10 years ago

My second favorite snake. Such a great picture. I can never get them to fake death and we work with them quite at bit at the nature center.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Fantastic shots! It deserves an academy award for that performance!

Roxanne
Roxanne 10 years ago

Wow, that is amazing! Quite a survival instinct.

NahooPuffleesLocos
NahooPuffleesLocos 10 years ago

wow this is realy amazing

Aaron_G
Spotted by
Aaron_G

Ochelata, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Nov 3, 2009
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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