IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Malagasy Giant Hognose

About the Malagasy Giant Hognose

The Madagascar Giant Hognose snake is the largest type of hognose snake (those with the upturned snouts). They have large eyes with protruding scales above them that act as protection from blowing dust. These snakes are terrestrial ground-dwellers and active during the day. They use their hog-like noses to dig in sandy soil using a sweeping, side-to-side motion to locate food such as buried lizard eggs. 

The Hognose is one of Madagascar's most widespread snakes, found in rainforests to dry lands - they can live in shrubs, foliage, and also underground caves. They usually eat small reptiles, birds, eggs and sometimes even other snakes.

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These are the largest species of Hognose snake reaching lengths up to 6ft and are very widespread throughout Madagascar.