The most noticeable feature of all species of hognose is their strongly upturned, pointed snout. Hognose snake species do not grow very large, typically 3 feet.
- Western hognose snakes play dead to avoid threats like predators.
- This snake prefers scrubby, flat prairie areas with loose, sandy soil suitable for burrowing.
- The Western hognose snake uses a slightly toxic saliva to help subdue its prey.
|Range||North American and Northern Mexico|
|Conservation status||Least Concern|