The chicken, or rat snake, is typically three to five feet long, completely black with hints of white between its scales and a white chin. The rat snake has a wedge-shaped head. More »

To identify a snake hole, look for openings in the ground that are newly visible. Snakes don't construct a dwelling, they inhabit an abandoned rodent's burrow or a naturally-occurring hole. When the snake enters a rodent... More »

Garden snakes, also known as garter snakes, are thin with long stripes down the spine and along the side, growing anywhere between two to four feet in length. The color varies. Usually garter snakes have dark, earth-tone... More »

A person can spot a copperhead snake by looking for a reptile between 2 and 3 feet long with copper-red heads and crossbands on their bodies. These crossbands vary in color from dark brown to reddish-brown. More »

The northern ringneck snake is a bluish-black snake that grows to approximately 2 feet in length and lives throughout a sizable portion of North America. The morphology of the ringneck snake varies slightly in terms of c... 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

Ranging from 3 to 6 feet in length, the bullsnake has a pointed head that is perfectly adapted for burrowing through the sand. While the bullsnake is not poisonous and kills its prey through strangulation, it can mimic a... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes