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Old 04-18-2017, 06:39 PM   #1
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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!

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I've only seen one. I was mowing and he flaired up for a fight and then dropped down and went slithering off and then came back.....straight under the spinning blades of the riding mower. Ended up with 12 short snakes.
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They are impressive. Not for people that are afraid of snakes.
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Aggravate them a little and they'll flop over and act they're dying ! Pretty cool snakes . Seems like I remember hearing that they love to eat toads that nothing else can stomach
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I find them quite often on a certain mountain I hunt on. They were listed as fairly rare but in this one particular place I can count on seeing several during spring turkey season and squirrel hunting in early fall. Kinda like another place I hunt is full of armadillos. Many people don't see live armadillos but this place I ran across three in less than 1/4 mile.
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I find them quite often on a certain mountain I hunt on. They were listed as fairly rare but in this one particular place I can count on seeing several during spring turkey season and squirrel hunting in early fall. Kinda like another place I hunt is full of armadillos. Many people don't see live armadillos but this place I ran across three in less than 1/4 mile.
I thought armadillos were flat and lived on the shoulder of hiways.
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I thought armadillos were flat and lived on the shoulder of hiways.

They live all over....... they just go there to rest.


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