• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Colubridae
  • Genus: Heterodon
  • Species: Heterodon nasicus
  • The hognose snake is named after its hog like snout.  This snout helps them dig.
  • Will often play dead when confronted.  They will flip onto their backs, stick their tongue out and even emit a foul odor.
  • Technically venomous.  However, their fang structure keeps them from adequately injecting venom into larger animals, including humans.
  • Will often mimic a rattlesnake by flattening its head and rattling its tail.