Eastern Hognose Snake - John Brantmeier

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Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Reptile, Urban Adapter

  • Non-venomous
  • Measures 20-35 inches long
  • Range is throughout eastern half of the United States
  • Snout, or nose, is upturned. Color of snake is variable, with relatively large, dark blotches down the back
  • Habitat includes wooded areas with sandy soil, oak savannas, and grasslands
  • May be found in suburban areas
  • Carnivore, eating mostly toads, but also insects, frogs, salamanders, small mammals, and birds