Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platyrhinos

Average size:  20-33 inches; Record 45.5 inches.  Young are 6.5-8 
inches at birth.

Range: Throughout most of Florida.

Diet: Toads and frogs

Status:  Not as common as they once were

Spreads and flattens its head and neck and hisses loudly when approached. Will often play dead.


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