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PLAINS HOGNOSE SNAKE

 

 

Picture of a plains hognose snake

 

Figure compliments of Joseph T. Collins

Area where the plains hognose snake can be found in South Dakota

 

 

 

Characteristics:

* Sharply upturned snout

* Dark blotches along center and sides of body

* Belly and underside of the tail blackish

* Keeled scales

* Nonvenomous (mildly venomous to its prey)

* Diet: frogs, toads, salamanders, and small
mammals

* Habitat: prairies with sand or gravel/floodplains

* Distribution: statewide