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Amphibians and Reptiles

Hognose Snakes
(Heterodon platirhinos)

 

Photo: Scott Ballard
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Check out the IDNR’s Wild About Illinois Snakes! website to learn about the Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon platirhinos) and the Plains Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon nasicus) (formerly called the Western Hognose Snake). The Plains Hog-nosed Snake is listed as threatened in Illinois.

The Prairie Research Institute’s Illinois Natural History Survey provides a species distribution map and more natural history information for the Eastern and Plains Hog-nosed Snake.

Photo: Scott Ballard
Plains Hog-nosed Snake
Plains Hog-nosed Snake