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The Texas Indigo Snake, Drymarchon corais erebennus, is a non-venomous, colubrid snake found in the southern end of the State of Texas, and into Mexico as far as Vera Cruz. They prefer lightly vegetated areas not far from permanent water sources. They ...

The Western Hognose Snake, Heterodon nasicus, is a colubrid species of snake found from southeastern Alberta and northwestern Manitoba in Canada, south to southeastern Arizona and Texas in the United States and into northern Mexico. There are smaller p...

The Eastern Hognose Snake, Heterodon platirhinos, is a species of colubrid snake native to the eastern United States. It ranges from central Minnesota to southern New Hampshire, south to Florida and west to eastern Texas and western Kansas. Adults a...

The San Francisco Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia, is a species of colubrid snake resident only in San Mateo County and extreme northern Santa Cruz County in the state of California. There are only 1,000 to 2,000 estimated numbers of this...

The Texas Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis annectens, is a subspecies of the common garter snake. It is found largely in eastern and central Texas, with a small population in Kansas. They are earthly and generally found in dry, lightly wooded areas. ...

The Red-stripe Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus, is a species of garter snake found in the United States, in central Texas. It is semi-aquatic, spending most of its time on the edge of swamps, ponds, lakes, or slow moving streams. The...

The Checkered Garter Snake, Thamnophis marcianus, is a species of garter snake native to the southern United States. The epithet marcianus is in honor of American Brigadier General Randolph B. Marcy, who lead surveying expeditions to the frontier areas...

The Fox Snake is the common name given to two species of non-venomous snake: the Eastern Fox Snake, Pantherophis gloydi, and the Western Fox Snake, Pantherophis vulpina. Both species are native to North America. The eastern fox snake is found in the st...

The Beauty Rat Snake, Elaphe taeniura, is a snake native to Asia. It is a slender and long snake and capable of growing up to 10 feet long, however most average 5-7 feet. They are quite temperamental creatures but can calm down in captivity. The sna...

The Aesculapian Snake, Elaphe longissima or Zamenis longissimus, is a snake native to Europe. It has a well established colony in North Wales since the 1970s. It can be found in United Kingdom, although it is considered an alien species there. It can a...

The Baird's Rat Snake, Pantherophis bairdi or Elaphe bairdi, is a species of non-venomous rat snake native to the western Texas in the United States and Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in northern Mexico. This snake is capable of growing f...

The Bull Snake, Pituophis catenifer sayi, is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake found mostly in the central United States. It can be found in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dako...

The Pueblan Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli, is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake. They are typically nocturnal, especially in the summer months when the heat is beyond tolerable. They are commonly found in southern Puebla, eastern...

The Mexican Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum annulata, is a species of milk snake native to northeastern Mexico in Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León, and southern Texas in the United States. Their choice of habitat is semi-arid brush areas, wit...

The Prairie King Snake, Lampropeltis calligaster, also known as the mole king snake is found throughout the southeastern United States. They are common from Nebraska to Virginia and Florida to Texas. Their preferred habitat is open grassland with loose...

The Gray-banded King Snake, Lampropeltis alterna, is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake found in the Trans-Pecos Desert region of western Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico. Their natural range is sparsely populated with humans. T...

The Queen Snake, Regina septemvittata, is a non-venomous member of the Colubrid family of snakes. The species ranges through the temperate regions of North America east of the Mississippi River from western New York State to Wisconsin and south to Alab...

The File Snake is one of three primitive species of snake known as xenophidian that are from the family Acrochordidae. They are found in Australia and Indonesia. They are becoming a rare species as their hides are used for leather products. File Sna...

The Four-lined Skink, Eumeces tetragrammus, is a member of the skink family Eumeces. It occurs in northern Mexico and along the Mexican Gulf coast and in western and central Texas. They prefer lightly wooded areas, rocky areas, and grasslands. There ar...

The Broad-headed Skink, Eumeces laticeps, is, along with the Great Plains Skink, the largest skink in the family Eumeces. Although these skinks occur in urban areas, their main habitat is humid forest areas with abundant leaf litter. They particularly ...