Eastern Hognose Snake
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Studies have shown that H. platirhinos prefers upland sandy pine-forests, old-fields and forest edges. Like most of the genus Heterodon, the Eastern Hognose Snake prefers dry conditions with loose soil for burrowing purposes. These loose soils are preferable habitat components for nesting and egg laying.At the northern end of their range, they have been found to prefer developed lands as their desired habitat followed by mixed forests dominated by hemlock trees. Based on a study in Canada, the average home range size is about 40 hectares.Some individuals will travel outside of their home range in search of mates and nesting sites.
The average adult H. platirhinos measures 71 cm (28 in) in total length (including tail), with females being larger than males. The maximum recorded total length is 116 cm (46 in).
The generic name Heterodon is derived from the Greek words heteros meaning “different” and odon meaning “tooth”. The specific name platirhinos is derived from the Greek words platys meaning “broad or flat” and rhinos meaning “snout”.
The most distinguishing feature is the upturned snout, used for digging in sandy soils.
The color pattern is extremely variable. It can be red, green, orange, brown, gray to black, or any combination thereof depending on locality. Dorsally, it can be blotched, checkered, or patternless. The belly tends to be a solid gray, yellow, or cream-colored. In this species the underside of the tail is lighter than the belly