Hognosed Snake

These snakes are often called puff adders or spreading adders, but they are harmless to people. They will hiss and spread their necks out like a cobra to appear frightening.


  • Scientific Name: Heterodon sp.
  • Range: Eastern United States
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptiles and Amphibians Building
  • Cool Animal Fact: These animals will sometimes \”play dead.\”