Western Hognoses are not an aggressive species and are considered harmless to humans. No deaths have ever occurred from a Western Hognose bite. Although uncommon, it is possible to have a reaction to their bite. Most bites are accidental and occur during feeding. Feeding tongs are advised.
Symptoms can include, itching, swelling, nausea, and irritation. Those with allergies or sensitivities may be at higher risk for having a reaction from a bite. The chance of having a reaction increases if you let the snake stay biting. Do not try to “test” your sensitivity to a bite.
For the safety of the animal and child, never leave any animal unattended with children.