Universities with a wildlife and ecology or herpetology department, museums, zoos and state and local wildlife agencies often accept pictures of snakes for identification. Many of these institutions also offer online too... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

A comprehensive collection of North American snake pictures is available at the website of the University of Pittsburgh. This collection includes images of boas, pythons, cobras and vipers, among others. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles

A variety of snake species live in Pennsylvania, including three venomous species. Pennsylvania Herp Identification provides pictures and descriptions of all of the snake species found in the state. The Wilderness Colleg... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes
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