Hognose snake with lunch
76 degrees F.
About 20 minutes after sunset.
Found stretched out on road with partially regurgitated toad in mouth. Tried to gently slide it to the side of the road but it immediately went into full blown antics and finished regurgitating the toad. Also had a blood spot on top of neck. Possibly had been hit by a car?
This is how two friends and I came upon this snake. Up to this point, I had only seen one hognose in Ohio. On this day, we found two.
Kendall County, TX
78 degrees F.
11 inches long
heading under a rock to eat a red spotted toad
Juvenile. Probably offspring from the emaciated individual found in the same exact spot several months ago.
Heterodon platirhinos, commonly known as the eastern hog-nosed snake,spreading adder, or deaf adder, is a harmless colubrid species endemic to North America. No subspecies are currently recognized.