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'Puff Adder' (Heterodon platirhinos)
I observed this 'Puff Adder' near water, looking for a toad or frog to eat. But here it seems oddly interested in the honey bees..<br />
Eastern hognose snakes — also called hissing or puff adders — occur across the eastern half of Texas. Most measure 20 to 33 inches, are blotched and vary in color. An upturned, shovel-like nose best distinguishes the species. So does its broad head and neck that flattens and spreads when threatened.

I observed this 'Puff Adder' near water, looking for a toad or frog to eat. But here it seems oddly interested in the honey bees..
Eastern hognose snakes — also called hissing or puff adders — occur across the eastern half of Texas. Most measure 20 to 33 inches, are blotched and vary in color. An upturned, shovel-like nose best distinguishes the species. So does its broad head and neck that flattens and spreads when threatened.

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