Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platirhinos

Description 5

NOT venomous. Keeled scales, broad head on an equally-broad neck, round pupils. Stocky body is tan with brown blotches, two large black spots on either side of a flattened neck. Pointed, upturned snout. Typically 20 to 33 inches (51 to 83cm) long. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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More Info

iNat Map

Type not venomous
Pupils round
Defining features upturned snout
Scales keeled
Colors black, brown, tan