Reptile-Amphibian #24 — Western Hognose Snake

heterodon nasicus

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

We were walking along the Ridgeline Nature Trail in the south unit of the park at about 10:00 a.m. Our friends were walking in front of me and startled the snake. It crawled up a steep dirt slope and disappeared into brush. I had time to take three photos.


It was about 15 inches long.




Here’s a blow-up of the second photo in which you can see the distinctive nose.


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