Females will lay 4-20 eggs and hatch after about 50-65 days
|Number of young at birth:||4-20|
|Age of maturity:||2 years|
|Size at birth:||5-9 in|
- Found in open prairies, meadows, and flood plains of central North America from Southern Canada down to northern Mexico.
- Eat frogs, toads, salamanders, rodents, lizards, other small snakes and eggs
- Hognose snakes get their name from the upturned scale at the end of their snout which they use to dig in loose sand and soil.
- Mimic a rattlesnake for protection
- Flop around in an elaborate display of dying to fake out predators. They will stick out their tongue and flip on their backs until the threat has passed.