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Southern Hognose Snake

The Southern Hognose Snake is a species of American serpents. These small-size reptilians are non-poisonous, and have no subspecies. Unfortunately, their population count is going down rapidly, making the IUCN 3.1 mark them as ‘Vulnerable’.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Xenodontinae
    Genus Heterodon
    Scientific Name Heterodon simus


    Other Names Southern hog-nosed snake
    Length 14-24 inches
    Color Rows and alternating blotches in light brown, yellowish, grayish, or reddish ground color
    Distribution Southeastern United States
    Habitat In arid sandy areas and fields, wire grass flatwoods and dry river floodplains
    Diet Toads, frogs, spadefoots, and lizards
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season April to August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6-14
    IUCN Conservation Status VU

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    Published on December 31st 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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