The Albino Hognose snake resides from Southern Canada through the United States to northern Mexico. It frequents areas with sandy or gravel soils, including floodplains, scrub and grasslands, semi-deserts and some semi agricultural areas.
Hognose Snakes are relatively small, stout-bodied snakes. Their colour and pattern is highly variable. Males are smaller than females, with adult lengths rarely exceeding 38-51 cm (15-20 inches). These snakes get their name from the shape of their nose that is formed in an upturned matter, providing a very “hog-like” look.
The Hognose Snake is non-venomous but possesses saliva that may cause symptoms such as slight swelling and itching.
Albino Hognose @ Safari Niagara
- Our Albino Hognose Snake can be found at the Reptile Exhibit within the Safari Niagara grounds.
Did you know?
- The diet of a Hognose Snake consists of tree frogs, toads, small lizards and occasionally rodents.
- When laying eggs, the mother produces about 4-23 eggs and they take about 60 days to hatch.
- Hognose Snakes have been known to put on a defensive display which includes hissing, hooding its neck and inflating its body.