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A snout is the protruding portion of an animal 's face , consisting of its nose, mouth , and jaw . In many animals the equivalent structure is called a muzzle, rostrum or proboscis. The wet, naked surface around the nostrils of the nose of some animals is known as the rhinarium (colloquially this is the " cold wet nose" of some animals ). The rhinarium is often associated with a stronger sense of olfaction . The snout is considered a weak point on most animals : because of its structure , an animal can be easily stunned, snapped or even knocked out by applying sufficient force .