Mexican Hognose Snake

Heterodon kennerlyi
Kennicott, 1860
Val Verde Co., Texas. May 23, 1997.

This little hoggie was crossing the Pandale dirt road just as the setting sun touched the hills to the west. The Mexican hognose supposedly feigns death less often than other kinds of hognoses; this one however, promptly rolled over and gave a stellar performance. On a return trip two years later, our little group traded with a drunk rancher on an ATV on the same road. He got half of a six pack, and we got a little kennerlyi to photograph, a snake that he had found crossing the road.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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