Western Hognose

Western Hognose

Western Hognose
Heterodon nasicus


CLASS
Reptilia
ORDER
Squamata
FAMILY
Colubridae

Range

Southern Canada to northern Mexico


Habitat

Sandy prairies, scrublands and floodplains


Diet

Amphibians, small reptiles, eggs, birds, and small rodents

Weight

0.5 lb.

Length

Up to 3 ft

Young

4 - 23

IUCN Status

Least concern

Facts

  • Named for its trademark pointy nose that is used to borrow and hide in sand and loose gravel.

Conservation

Least Concern
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