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What is that Hissing sound?
« on: August 27, 2017, 07:53:50 PM »
I heard a hissing sound when I was putting up my trail cameras.  After taking a step back and figuring out where the noise was coming from I, found this guy, an eastern hognose snake.

Here is a video of it.
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Re: What is that Hissing sound?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 08:39:29 PM »
Ha. Don't make him mad.

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Re: What is that Hissing sound?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 01:11:25 PM »
 
  With that triangular head they look bad.  I had one strike, and miss, when I was a kid.
  I don't think they are as dangerous as they look.
 
 
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Re: What is that Hissing sound?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 03:21:59 PM »
Here is what Google said about them "When confronted, the hognose snake will suck in air; spread the skin around its head and neck (like a cobra), hiss, and lunge pretending to strike. Eventually, they will even play dead, rolling on their back and opening their mouth. Often, these displays alone are enough to identify this species. Despite this fairly convincing show, hognose snakes almost never bite. The Venom is not harmful to humans"

I did not kill him, he can eat all the toads he wants.  It was a cool experience to have in the woods.
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Re: What is that Hissing sound?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 04:33:10 PM »
I was thinking of taking him along to Colorado and put him in someone's sleeping bag.
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Re: What is that Hissing sound?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
Jeese and I guess that would be me. Should never have told you that story from when I was a kid. >:D
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