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Coluber constrictor

Black, brown, blueish-green. Long and slender. Yellow-gray underside. 17 rows of smooth scales. Divi… read more

Ringneck Snake
Diadophis punctatus

Olive, brown, bluish gray to black, broken only by a distinct yellow, red, or yellow-orange neck ban… read more

Northern Ringneck Snake
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii

10-27 11/16" (25.4-70.6 cm). A small slender snake, with a golden-yellow neck ring. Back gray, olive… read more

Corn Snake
Elaphe guttata

Long. Orange/brown with red/brown/olive black edged blotches down back. Rows of blotches either side… read more

Eastern Rat Snake
Elaphe obsoleta

Glossy black above with white lips, chin, and throat. Juveniles strongly patterned with brown blotch… read more

Eastern Hognose Snake
Heterodon platirhinos

Color can be red, green, orange, brown, grey to black, or any combination thereof depending on local… read more

Common Kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula

Glossy black, blue-black or dark brown ground color overlaid with a series of 23-52 white chain-like… read more

Milk Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum

Tan/gray with brown patch on neck shaped like a V. Blotches on sides and back, reddish brown. 19-23 … read more

Eastern Milk Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum

24-52" (61-132.1 cm). Gray or tan with large chocolate-brown to reddish-brown, black-bordered blotch… read more

Northern Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon

Brown, gray, reddish, or brownish-black. They have dark crossbands on their necks and dark stripes a… read more

Common Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon sipedon

24-55 1/8" (61-140.5 cm). Reddish, brown, or gray to brownish-black, with dark crossbands on neck re… read more

Rough Green Snake
Opheodrys aestivus

Bright green above and has a yellowish belly, affording it excellent camouflage in green vegetation.… read more

Queen Snake
Regina septemvittata

Brown-chocolate brown or tan with 2 cream stripes on sides and 4 on underside. Keeled scales in 19 r… read more

DeKay's Brown Snake
Storeria dekayi

Brown to gray with a lighter center stripe bordered by small black spots; Underside is lighter brown… read more

Red-bellied Snake
Storeria occipitomaculata

Small, Brown/black/grey with light stripe on back. 4 or 5 stripes down back. Red/orange/yellow belly… read more

Northern Red-bellied Snake
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata

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Southeastern Crowned Snake
Tantilla coronata

Black head with a yellowish crossbar, followed by a black collar 3 to 5 scales wide. 15 rows of smoo… read more

Eastern Ribbon Snake
Thamnophis sauritus

Long and slender. Dark back and sides with 3 light stripes. Long tail, third of overall length. 19 r… read more

Common Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis

Pattern of yellow stripes on a brown or green background. 7 upper lip scales. Keeled scales in rows … read more

Eastern Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis

18-48 3/4" (45.7-123.8 cm). The common garter snake of the East. Coloration highly variable, but bac… read more

Smooth Earth Snake
Virginia valeriae

Grayish/brown to reddish or yellow-brown. Flecks over body. Grayish, white or yellow unmarked belly.… read more

Agkistrodon contortrix

Copper to orange-pink. Brownish/red crossbands on midline of back. Scales in 23-25 rows. Single anal… read more

Timber Rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus

Tan/brown with dark stripes across back. Orange/brown line down middle of back. Unmarked head. 23-25… read more

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