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Photograph by Chris Mattison; Frank Lane Picture Agency/Corbis
Plains Western Hognose Snake

Heterodon nasicus nasicus

Subspecies of Western Hognose Snake



First Noted by Expedition
July 23, 1805, near Townsend, Broadwater County, Montana.
 

Description
Sharply upturned and pointed snout. Stout body with broad neck. Tan, brown, gray, or yellowish gray above with distinct or somewhat faded series of dark blotches down back and two or three rows of side spots. Length: 1.3-2.9 ft (0.4-0.9 m).
 

Habitat
Sand and gravelly soiled prairie, scrubland, river floodplains. Sea level to 8,000 ft (2,450 m).
 

Range
Southeastern Alberta and southwestern Manitoba south to western Oklahoma, Texas panhandle, and southern New Mexico.
 

Note
Primarily active during morning and late afternoon hours; burrows into loose soil to escape hot or cold conditions.

Species information from enature.com
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