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Zot in a Knot by HeatherTelesca Zot in a Knot by HeatherTelesca
8-9-2012: Ok, so I know this photo is all over the interwebs by now, BUT if you do share it--which I have no problem with--please don't crop my name out of the photo. I would like people to be able to search for my name and find me if they like my art, which is why I put my name and website on everything I post here. I have absolutely no problem if you share it with a link to my site--feel free to do this as much as you want--just please don't take the artist out of the art!

1-13-06: I'm not sure what to put up in my gallery yet, so I thought I would start with a photo of one of my many reptiles. This was taken with a point and shoot digital fuji, so it isn't perfect by any means; the flash is a bit strong, even though I tried to diffuse it, and the depth of field could be better...but seriously, when my snake turns himself into a knot, do I want to be fiddling with my Canon SLR? Nope. Besides, that's my hand in the picture! :D

1-14-06: I've been getting a ton of traffic from this photo, so I'll add a bit more info. ^^; Zot is a red-phase western hognose snake. He is approximately the size of a pencil, and is about 4 months old. He's also the most photogenic snake I've ever had, and actually stays still enough for me to grab the camera and take his picture.

Western hognoses make great pets, as they have lots of personality, rarely bite, and don't get very big, but please make sure to do some research before buying one. :)

Thanks for visiting, and check my "scraps" for a few more silly Dot and Zot pics! :D

3-5-06: :O_o: A Daily Deviation????!! YEAH!!!!! Whewhoo! THANK YOU ALL!! :boogie:

I've gotten a lot of inquiries from people wanting a snake after seeing this photo. I think this is awesome, but PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST!!! DO NOT GO INTO A PET STORE A BUY A REPTILE WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT YOU ARE GETTING IN TO! There are a lot of reptiles out there that make horrible pets--they grow too big, they are mean, venomous, etc. Also, make sure to buy captive breed animals--no need to deplete native populations with all the cool breeding programs going on.

With that said hognoses do make very good snake pets, but they can also be challenging for the unprepared. This is a care sheet that can answer some questions, but please do more reading than this before getting a hognose: [link] Thanks for looking!
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Given 2006-03-05
Afraid of snakes? After seeing Zot in a Knot by *Snakeskii, you'll realize that they can be cute and cuddly, too! ( Suggested by isabelucha and Featured by garrit )
Bennie69 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
RenWren Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't like snakes, but this is kinda cute! Why would one not tie themselves into a knot if they could?
Partyanimal589 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
CmdrSinclair Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
What a cute lil corn snake!  Did you name him?
asari13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marty4110 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Am a "Johnny-come-lately" to your snakesite, but am really glad I found it!
Regiuska221013 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
Dyana-StarNight Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite snake! I WANT ONE! T^T
NinjaJaffaCake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A very cute danger noodle. :heart: 
tilianus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
"danger noodle" :-D
NinjaJaffaCake Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
KarenAld Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aww, so cute!
DaRatBastid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
smol snek am kewt :happybounce: 
bobby0110 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
nice one
KanitaCool Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute 💓🐍🐍
HarryBelton Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rarely bite? Does he have teeth?
Scarlet-Nokitsune Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
All snakes have teeth.
HarryBelton Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know---just kidding :)
CrossAtomicSans Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
hes in a litte ball
LaReina-QuyaKoroleva Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AG-Femo Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still hoping to see a hognose in the wild
Utkudakid Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
rhunel Featured By Owner May 23, 2017   General Artist
Wow! Congrats on DD!
Hema46 Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2017
Omg that snake is so cute oml!!!!!     i've never seen a snake so cute and small and hugable Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz 
XxAsk-KlausxX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love Westwrn Hognoses. A friend of mine, XxAsk-GayfeatherxX has one himself named Cocoa, which is a Het Toffee Morph. So adorable.
Lionblaze03 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very lucky to have these reptiles, i'm considering getting a python(ball python) or corn snake
ASRIELDREEMURRRRRR Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it, looks like the smallest snake in the world, IS THAT A NEW SPECIES?
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
be this the same nommer?
CelticQuailKnight Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! Have you seen him play dead?
maggi7777 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Interface Designer
its real?
i wantttttt
neom Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute
NinaTiels Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
this little guy is just too cute! hard to belive people can be scared of snakes
CruiseConnoisseur Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Too cute! 
TheVictorFoxMan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ummm this is a real snake?
kyenel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, this is a hognose snake ^^
TheVictorFoxMan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
.... it's amazing
LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
What a cute ball.
JustThtRandomFangirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I love snakes so much, and this is adorable!
DragonoSaurus-Rex Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Uh why am I tied up?
ThePaperPapaya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Digital Artist
So cute! My snake is a Kenyan sand boa, but my neighbor has an albino western hognose! I love hognoses, they're so cute! ^^
hankinstein Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have kept snakes for 30+ years and I just want to say thanks for adding that little bit on researching before you buy a snake. I worked in a pet store and way way too many people wanted to impulse buy reptiles. Not good!

So kudos on that! :nod:

Also I have a little hoggie similar to yours. They are the cutest snakes ever!
MadMother88 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, my corn snake use to be this small :D He'd get in some knot then tip over in my mom's hand lol
SnowInHades Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a bit late to the party! Fantastic photo :la:
funnies50 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaw, it's so cute! You're so lucky C:
wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
So cute :>  They harmless venemous, or nasty?  I can't remember if hognoses are deadly venemous or not :>  I"ve often thought about getting a snake, just not sure what kind :>  And I've been bitten twice by snakes, both garter so mild venom, one while just handling, and other because I stepped on his lunch by accident :>  Was just talking to my dad and felt something on my leg, and look down to see a snake biting my leg, then trying to pull the slug I was standing on :>
HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
They are mild venomous. Similar to the garter snake, but they have rear fangs. Most bites are food related--they think you are food and they latch on to a finger or something. I've been bitten twice. It hurts quite a bit initially, but once the hog is actually off your finger it's not too bad. In both cases my finger swelled up slightly for a day. So my conclusion is, it's like a bad insect bite.
wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Yeah, majority of snake venom is mild and just hemo toxin I think, if it bites you might bleed a bit longer and be sore, but about it.  but they are cool :>  Never been near a dangerous snake outside of zoo's and such, think only really seen garter snakes anyway.
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