snake with the head of a cobra

Asked June 12, 2015, 5:51 PM EDT

Please tell me what kind of snake this is. It has the flat head like a cobra

Ohio County West Virginia

1 Response

From the photo that you sent the snake looks like an eastern hog-nosed snake. They are quite variable in color. Hognosed snakes are almost exclusively predators of toads, although other prey are occasionally taken, including frogs, newts, salamanders, and even small rodents.