<
 
 
 
 
×
>
hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of University of Alberta using Archive-It. This page was captured on 17:58:43 Dec 08, 2010, and is part of the HCF Alberta Online Encyclopedia collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page. Loading media information
 
   
 
 
 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
 
 

Western Hognose Snake

This snake was placed on the list of species at risk in 1996. That means that there were not many of these snakes left in Alberta. The Hognose Snake lives on the plains of Alberta in areas where the grass is short. This small to medium sized snake has a brownish-gray body with 5 or 6 dark spots on the top and sides. The underside is completely black, or black checkered (checker board) with yellow or white. Adult females are larger than males. These snakes are not mean towards humans, and rarely bite. The Hognose snake enjoys eating frogs, salamanders, turtle eggs, lizards, rodents, and other small snakes.

Western Hognose Snake

Western Hognose Snake