Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Posted May 17, 2015
Western hog-nosed snakes are generally very docile the larger they get. They don't grow very large which is ideal for people who want a more casual snake. They never bite as a defense but instead the pretend to be venomous by flattening their heads, hissing, and striking (but with their mouth closed). If they feel threatened enough, they roll over and play dead. It's actually kind of funny. This one in particular is very skittish and is often scared of it's food. This isn't necessarily common for it's species. Sadly, you get a bad egg every once in a while. Recommended but try to get a juvenile and not a hatchling.