I spotted this feller crossing the road when I was coming back from the grocery store. At first, I thought it was a prairie kingsnake but then he swelled up and I knew for sure what it was, an eastern hognose snake. Where I grew up, folks called them spreadheads, for the obvious reason. I hadn't seen one this large since I was a kid. Pretty cool snake!
Eastern hognose snake
PS. embedded video is in the next post. I sure wish I knew how to fix this!