The western hognose snake comes in an array of colors phases, patterns and varieties. It is known for its trademark pointy nose that is used to borrowing and hiding in sand and loose gravel. They are known for their many defense mechanisms. Most unique is their ability to play dead if they sense danger or a threat. The hognose snake will turn on its back, open its mouth and stick out its tongue. They can even bleed from the mouth and release a foul smell to assist in the act.
Find me at EPZ
Location: Wildlife Lodge; Education Department
Arrived at EPZ: Hoggle - 08/07/2009