hognose snake

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hog·nose snake

 (hôg′nōz′, hŏg′-)
n.
Any of several thick-bodied, nonvenomous North American snakes of the genus Heterodon having an upturned snout. Also called puff adder.
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hognose snake

(ˈhɒɡˌnəʊz)
n
(Animals) any North American nonvenomous colubrid snake of the genus Heterodon, having a trowel-shaped snout and inflating the body when alarmed. Also called: puff adder
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hog′nose snake`

(ˈhɔgˌnoʊz, ˈhɒg-)
n.
any harmless North American snake of the genus Heterodon having an upturned snout.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hognose snake - harmless North American snake with upturned nosehognose snake - harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Heterodon, Heterodon - a genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes
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Upon careful examination, though, I saw that it was a hog-nosed snake, one of our most beautiful and dramatic species that is all bluff and totally harmless.
"An Eastern Hog-nosed Snake can put on a big show, hissing, gaping its mouth and flattening its neck, but in truth it is harmless to humans.
My first visitor was a slow-moving, thick-bodied eastern hog-nosed snake. These innocuous creatures often show up around country houses where their primary prey, toads, are attracted by the insects they find in gardens or yards.