Black racer snakes are not venomous. They are very fast constrictors growing up to 70 inches in length that pose little danger to humans. More »

Venomous snakes native to Mississippi are rattlesnakes, the cottonmouth, the copperhead and the eastern coral snake. All of these snakes are pit vipers except for the eastern coral snake. Pit vipers have heat-sensing pit... More »

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a list of venomous snakes on its website.The list includes copperheads, rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and coral snakes. It's a useful list to have for people who work outdoor ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

A black snake with white stripes could be a California kingsnake, eastern kingsnake, common garter snake or striped racer. None of these snakes are poisonous or dangerous to humans, but they should be left alone if found... More »

Species of black or mostly black snakes in Florida include the black swampsnake, the southern ring-necked snake, the eastern mudsnake, the eastern indigo snake and the southern black racer. All of these species are nonve... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

A black snake with white spots could be either a speckled kingsnake or a juvenile black racer. Neither snake is venomous. Their diets consist of small mammals, insects, birds and other snakes. More »

Black rat snakes are hatched from eggs like most other snake species. Black rat snake reproduction begins in late April, May or early June, a few weeks after the adults snakes emerge from winter hibernation. The males us... More »