What kind of snake

Asked August 22, 2018, 9:00 AM EDT

My mom fond this snake near her house

Sussex County Delaware snake identification snake id

2 Responses

This is a juvenile Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos), a harmless species that eats mostly frogs & toads and is famous for its elaborate defensive display. They are rather uncommon.

https://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/hetpla.htm

Hi! A great resource for our area is Amphibians and Reptiles of Delmarva by James White, Jr. and Amy White if you are interested.
https://www.amazon.com/Amphibians-Reptiles-Delmarva-James-White/dp/0870335960

Maryland Extension has several fact sheets and resources at the bottom of this link.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/snakes
Best regards,
Tracy