Western Hognose Snake

Western Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus

When threatened, the hognose snake may flatten its head and neck in an attempt to appear larger and more powerful.

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ORIGIN:
Central United States and Mexico

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HABITAT:
Grasslands and sand dunes

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
3-12 oz
Length: 20 in

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DIET:
Small mammals, lizards, toads and eggs

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PREDATORS:
Raccoons and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
"Playing dead"

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 2 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
15-20 yrs in human care

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