Flick - Hognose Snake
The person who purchased a young hognose snake at the 2011 Sacramento Reptile Show realized before too long that this was a mistake. Flick found a home at the Zoo Sanctuary. He’s distinguished by his upturned nose. Like his wild relatives in southern and eastern states, he’s secretive and spends a lot of time hidden under surface litter. The bulk of their wild diet is made up of rodents and lizards. When threatened a hognose will raise its head and hiss. If this fails, the snake rolls on its back, writhing as if in pain, tongue hanging out of its mouth and, with a last gasp, becomes still. Roll it over and it may “die again” These snakes are frequently found in the pet trade.