Ringed Hognose Snake (Lystrophis semicinctus) - Bolivia by Jason Weigner

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Here is my first photo of 2011: A Ringed Hognose Snake from my house near Pailon, Bolivia. I believe it is Lystrophis semicinctus but I could be wrong so feel free to correct my ID.

This was one exciting find, near the top of my “creatures to find in Bolivia” list! These guys spend much of their time underground using their upturned nose, which gives them their name, to dig. They feed primarily on toads. Their coloration mimics Coral snake which wards off predators but unfortunately often gets them killed by humans.

Nikon D80
ISO 100

Backyard Macro and Closeups
Nature Photography Challenge


snake, reptiles, herpetology, nature, wildlife, bolivia, south america, latin america, chaco


  • To-Mu
    To-Muover 3 years ago

    Nice shot!! Well done!

  • Thank you!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Ekascam
    Ekascamover 3 years ago

    A beautiful reptile mate, these colours are magic! Congrats. to you with this one, so good to get shots like these, cheers Eric.

  • Thank you! It was one exciting find!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    What a fabulous beauty! Our native hognose here in the US isn’t near as colorful but is still one of my absolute favorite snake species. What a wonderful fellow!

  • I’ve always wanted to find a wild hognose in the US. They are one of my favorite snakes too, I just have never seen one in the wild. So finding this guy was awesome! It took me a long time to get this photo though, he wouldn’t hold still.

    – Jason Weigner

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Please delete the above entry!

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Jason Weigner

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Thank you so much!

    – Jason Weigner

  • kevin chippindall
    kevin chippindallover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Congratulations on your feature …cheers kev

  • Thank you!

    – Jason Weigner

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on this Feature in
    the group Backyard Macro & Closeups!

  • Thank you!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Etwin
    Etwinover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work, very interesting!!

  • Thank you!

    – Jason Weigner

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

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