Not all black snakes are poisonous. The black rat snake is a large snake, but it is nonvenomous, instead killing its prey through constriction. The Northern black racer snake can be rather bad-tempered, but it too is non... More »

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 »

The common kingsnake is one snake that is black and white in color. This snake is found throughout the United States and in other countries. 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

There are three different kinds of venomous snakes in Ohio: the eastern timber rattlesnake, the northern copperhead and the massasauga rattlesnake. Every year, people report sightings of the poisonous water moccasin, but... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Kingsnakes, of which there are several species, are not venomous, and as a group they actually prey upon venomous snakes. Some species of king snakes do resemble venomous snakes, but kingsnakes kill their prey using cons... 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 »