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The hognose snake is sometimes nicknamed the "Puff adder", because one of its bluffs when threatened is to swell its head and neck so it looks larger. This king of bluffs will also hiss loudly and thrash its tail to try and scare away intruders.

The hognose snake is sometimes nicknamed the "Puff adder", because one of its bluffs when threatened is to swell its head and neck so it looks larger. This king of bluffs will also hiss loudly and thrash its tail to try and scare away intruders.

Snake in the Grass (Puff Adder)
Copyright Howard Cheek