Advertisement I managed to get into the field this past weekend. Welcome back Spring. American toad, Anaxyrus americanus Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina. These guys were feeling shy. Northern black racer, Coluber constrictor. I tried to get closer for a better picture but the snake jumped to light speed. Amazingly fast. Eastern garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis And the crown jewel: Eastern hognose snake, Heterodon platirhinos After a few minutes of me sticking my camera in its face the snake figured out the tough guy bluff wasn't working and decided to play dead. I backed off and it rolled over and disappeared into the grass. Very cool to witness a behavior I've only read about in field guides!