Eastern Hognose Snake

The Eastern Hognose Snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos) is a harmless colubrid species found in North America. No subspecies are currently recognized. More

Eastern Hognose Snake, Heterodon platyrhinos Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata More

The Eastern Hognose Snake gets its name from its upturned snout and broad head. The broad head often gives people the false impression that it is venomous. Coloration is quite variable in this snake. More

Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platyrhinos) Nonpoisonous Description: Nose upturned, variable colors ranging from brown to yellow to red, with 20-30 dark blotches; Belly may be darkened, but the underside of tail is lighter than the More

The Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos) is a medium sized terrestrial snake. The snake usually will have blotches on its back except for the pure black coloration. The colors of this snake are very variable. More

Description: Eastern hognose snakes are stocky snakes whose name is derived from their upturned snout. They are highly variable in color, but are usually patterned above with large brown blotches on a brown or gray background. More

Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos) A shy, harmless, beneficial snake Description: A. More

Eastern Hognose Snakes are predators and eat a lot of different prey, although it seems toads are their favorites. They also eat frogs, small mammals, birds, bird eggs, insects, lizards, smaller snakes, reptile eggs, and carrion (dead animals). More

Eastern hognose snake: Top of the head. Eastern hognose snake: Left to right: Side of the head; front (face view) of the head. Range: It is found throughout Florida, excluding the Keys. More

The Eastern Hognose Snake is a medium-sized (51–119 cm), stout-bodied snake of variable coloration. The dorsum is usually brown or gray with dark blotches and varying degrees of red, orange, or yellow in the lighter interspaces. More

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dangerous, the Eastern Hognose Snake is completely harmless. They have developed a very unique defensive strategy which causes many people to believe they are extremely dangerous. This behavior first involves coiling up and raising the front part of the body off the ground. More

The Eastern Hognose Snake is a relatively stout snake with a thick neck and an upturned snout. The general coloring of this snake is highly variable, with prevailing colors being red, orange, olive, yellow, brown or gray. More

South Carolina, Eastern Hognose Snake, University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. Accessed August 16, 2008 at http://www.uga.edu/srelherp/snakes/hetpla.htm. More

Figure of eastern hognose snout and area where eastern hognose snake is found in South Dakota Characteristics: * Snout only slightly upturned with paired dark neck-spots * Dark blotches along center with alternating spots on sides of body * Highly More

Eastern Hognose Snakes can be found statewide. This snake is one of the world's most interesting species and best animal actors. More

Eastern hognose snakes generally became sexually mature at about two years of age. They are oviparous, breed in spring and usually deposit about 15-25 eggs in a depression in sandy soils under rocks or logs. More

Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos) Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Colubridae Genus: Heterodon Distribution: Description: This is a medium to large snake that may be 24 to 46 More

Common names

eastern hog-nosed snake in English - English
Eastern Hognose Snake in English - English
Heterodon platirhinos in French - français
Ostliche Hakennatter in German - Deutsch

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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Heterodon
Species : Heterodon platirhinos
Authority : Latreille, 1801