heterodon platirhinos, _black_phase, _playing_dead, _cumberland_trail_state_park, _coalbank_branch, _cumberland_plateau, _hamilton_county, _tennessee_2, I_AMC5463
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This is an eastern hognose snake (black phase). This snake is in the "playing dead" portion of the routine. Manuel spotted the snake beside the trail. As I approached it spread its neck and looked like a cobra. When I caught it the hissing started then it played dead. We had so much fun with that. Every time I would flip it on its belly it would roll over on its back, open its mouth, and stick its tongue out. For more information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterodon_platirhinos

title heterodon platirhinos, black phase, playing dead, cumberland trail state park, coalbank branch, cumberland plateau, hamilton county, tennessee 2
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2008:08:31 05:47:24
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