Related Program: NatureNotes Melanistic Hognose Snakes By Rudy Mancke • Jul 10, 2017 Related Program: NatureNotes TweetShareGoogle+Email A melanistic Hognose snake. Natalie McNear [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr Hognose snakes usually have a pattern of blotches on their skin. Some, however, are "melanistic," having a nearly solid color. Listen Listening... / 1:00 NatureNotes is a production of South Carolina Public Radio. Tags: NatureNatureNotessnakesSCETV AppTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.