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 »

The common king snake is generally about 3 to 6 feet long, shiny black with a pattern of light colored bands that run across its body, and a black and yellow checkered stomach. Although the snake does not have a rattle, ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

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 »