There are many non-venomous water snakes in Tennessee that can be identified by their slender body shape, flattened or slender head, non-distinct neck and round eye pupils. There is one venomous water snake, known as the... More »

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 »

One type of fast-moving venomous snake is the Black Mamba. It is one of the deadliest snakes in Africa, and also one of the fastest moving snakes in the world. More »

Ringneck snakes have a dark body with a light yellow-orange ring around its neck. They grow no bigger than 15 inches and are harmless to people. More »

Plains garter snake and the Northern water snakes are two of the most common types of snakes found in Iowa. The plains garter snake is the most common snake found on land, whereas the northern water snake is the most com... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Nonvenomous snakes include water snakes and land snakes, such as the brown water snake, banded water snake, mud snake, Eastern Indigo snake and scarlet kingsnake. Nonvenomous snakes vary widely in their appearances, habi... More »

To identify a snake, examine the head size and shape, the overall color and size of the snake and the facial features, such as the pupils, of the animal. Observe the snake from a safe distance to avoid the risk of being ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes