Southern Hognose Snake

The Southern Hognose Snake is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

SOUTHERN HOGNOSE SNAKE Heterodon simus Photo by Mike Monlezun pictured snake is from the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) Jacksonville Back to Snakes of Duval County More

* Southern Hognose Snake, Heterodon simus (Linnaeus, 1766) Western Hognose Snake, Heterodon nasicus Genus Leioheterodon: * Speckled Hognose Snake, Leioheterodon geayi (Mocquard, 1905) * Malagasy Giant Hognose Snake, Leioheterodon madagascariensis (Duméril More

The southern hognose snake is the smallest in size of the three groups. They are usually around 14 to 20 inches long and can be found in the southeastern United States, from North Carolina and west to Louisiana. More

Title : Species Profile: Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus) on Military Installations in the Southeastern United States Descriptive Note : Final rept. Corporate Author : NATURE CONSERVANCY CHAPEL HILL NC SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL OFFICE Personal Author(s) : Jordan, Robert A. More

The Southern Hognose Snake has two interesting ways to protect itself. The first thing it does when it feels threatened is to flaten it's head and make itself look like a cobra. More

Description: The southern hognose snake has an upturned snout, like its larger cousin the eastern hognose snake. Southern hognose snakes are very stocky and have patterns of large, dark brown blotches on a tan or light gray background. More

Southern Hognose snakes are quite rare in captivity ( and the wild too ). I have a beautiful group of young adults that produce some awsome looking babies each year. More

Southern Hognose Snake Heterodon simus = enlarge + Southern Hognose Snake More

Comparison with other species: The southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) has a light-colored belly and underside of the tail, and a more upturned snout. More

Image of southern hognose snake headSide view of southern hognose snake's head. Rick Owen photo. Underside of tail and body Underside of tail and body are the same color. Rick Owen photo. More

Southern Hognose Snake Conservation The Upland Snake Conservation Initiative is proud to team with Project Simus to promote information gathering and conservation of the southern hognose snake. More

The underside of the tail of the Southern Hognose Snake is not distinctly lighter than the belly. A distinct difference is present in the Eastern Hognose Snake. Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platyrhinos) Identification: Snake 20 to 45 inches in length. A heavy bodied snake. More

Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus) Color Photograph: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Heterodon nasicus The Western Hognose Snake has dark blotches on the belly. More

Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus) Records by Karl R. Studenroth Jr. 3 June, 2006 Southern Hognose snakes have declined at an alarming rate over the past 10 - 20 years in the Southeast. More

southern hognose snake and its more common relative, the eastern hognose snake, are often called puff adder or spreading adder. When threatened, a hognose snake will raise its head, flatten its neck and hiss loudly. More

The Southern hognose snake is another threatened reptile... Click to show "Southern hognose snake" result 3 595 x 384 78 kb this performance by a Southern hognose snake (... More

In the Southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus), the belly and tail are both the same color and lack masses of black pigment. In Eastern hognose (Heterodon platyrhinos), the tail is much lighter than that of the belly. More

Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus) A photo of a Southern Hognose Snake. General Description: Heavy bodied snake; 12-24 inches; upturned snout; is distinguished from Eastern hognose by coloration on underside of tail. More

Southern Hognose Snakes are not as common as the Eastern Hognose Snake. Southerns are considered a species of concern in South Carolina. Like its larger cousin, the Eastern Hognose Snake, Southern Hognose Snakes also feign death to discourage potential predators. More

Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus) . Savannah River Site, Aiken Co., SC - November 2005 My first Southern Hog - Captured crossing a road in Sandhills habitat Savannah River Site, Aiken Co. More

Southern hognose snakes can be distinguished from eastern hognose snakes by examining the tail. In southern hognose snakes, the underside of the tail is the same color as the belly (the underside of the tail is lighter than the belly in the eastern hognose). More

Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus) No photo of the Southern Hognose Snake available. The Southern Hognose Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. More


Southern Hognose Snakes feed mainly on toads but they also eat other amphibians . Reproduction Clutch sizes range between 6 and 14 eggs but little else is known about their reproduction . More

Common names

southern hog-nosed snake in English - English
Southern Hognose Snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Heterodon
Species : Heterodon simus
Authority : LINNAEUS 1766