Kansas

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Common NameCopperhead
Scientific NameAgkistrodon contortrix
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length135cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus

Common NameCottonmouth
Scientific NameAgkistrodon piscivorus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length189cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Randall Davis

Glossy Snake Arizona elegans

Common NameGlossy Snake
Scientific NameArizona elegans
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length178cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring9
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael R. Spencer

Western Worm Snake Carphophis vermis

Common NameWestern Worm Snake
Scientific NameCarphophis vermis
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length39cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring5
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael R. Spencer

Racer Coluber constrictor

Common NameRacer
Scientific NameColuber constrictor
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length191cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring14
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Southwest, Canada, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

Common NameTimber Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus horridus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length189cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring10
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Western Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis

Common NameWestern Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus viridis
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length163cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring10
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionCanada, Southwest, Midwest, Northwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Common NameRing-necked Snake
Scientific NameDiadophis punctatus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length86cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring5
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael Spencer

Great Plains Rat Snake Elaphe emoryi

Common NameGreat Plains Rat Snake
Scientific NameElaphe emoryi
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length153cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring10
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Midwest, Northeast, South, Southwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael Spencer

Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta

Common NameRat Snake
Scientific NameElaphe obsoleta
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length257cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring15
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Randall Davis

Hog-nose Snake Heterodon nasicus

Common NameHog-nose Snake
Scientific NameHeterodon nasicus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length154cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring11
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionCanada, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Pretends to be dead if harassed. Photo by Randall Davis

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos

Common NameEastern Hog-nosed Snake
Scientific NameHeterodon platirhinos
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length116cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring23
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Pretends to be dead if harassed. Photo by Michael R. Spencer

Night Snake Hypsiglena torquata

Common NameNight Snake
Scientific NameHypsiglena torquata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length64cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring4
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, Northwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Yellow-bellied Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster

Common NameYellow-bellied Kingsnake
Scientific NameLampropeltis calligaster
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length142cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring10
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael R. Spencer

Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula

Common NameCommon Kingsnake
Scientific NameLampropeltis getula
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length208cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring11
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, South, Northwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum

Common NameMilksnake
Scientific NameLampropeltis triangulum
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length132cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring8
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, South, Northwest, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

Texas Blind Snake Leptotyphlops dulcis

Common NameTexas Blind Snake
Scientific NameLeptotyphlops dulcis
FamilySlender blind snakes
Average Length28cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring4
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Isley

Coachwhip Snake Masticophis flagellum

Common NameCoachwhip Snake
Scientific NameMasticophis flagellum
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length259cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring10
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, South
Photographer
Notes
Highly variable in color Photo by Michael Spencer

Plain-bellied Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster

Common NamePlain-bellied Water Snake
Scientific NameNerodia erythrogaster
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length164cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring18
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South, Southwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Randall Davis

Diamondback Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer

Common NameDiamondback Water Snake
Scientific NameNerodia rhombifer
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length175cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring27
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael R. Spencer

Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon

Common NameNorthern Water Snake
Scientific NameNerodia sipedon
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length150cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring27
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Midwest, Northeast, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus

Common NameRough Green Snake
Scientific NameOpheodrys aestivus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length116cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring6
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Common NameGopher Snake
Scientific NamePituophis catenifer
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length274cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring11
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionCanada, Southwest, Midwest, Northwest, Northeast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by William Flaxington

Graham’s Crayfish Snake Regina grahamii

Common NameGraham’s Crayfish Snake
Scientific NameRegina grahamii
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length119cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring15
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Matthijs Hollanders (http://www.flickr.com.photos/mhollanders)

Long-nosed Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei

Common NameLong-nosed Snake
Scientific NameRhinocheilus lecontei
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length104cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring7
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, Northwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus

Common NameMassasauga
Scientific NameSistrurus catenatus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length100cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, Northeast, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata

Common NameGround Snake
Scientific NameSonora semiannulata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length38cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Highly variable in color and pattern Photo by William Flaxington

Dekay’s Brown Snake Storeria dekayi

Common NameDekay’s Brown Snake
Scientific NameStoreria dekayi
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length53cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring13
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Red-bellied Snake Storeria occipitomaculata

Common NameRed-bellied Snake
Scientific NameStoreria occipitomaculata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length41cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada, Northwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Flat-headed Snake Tantilla gracilis

Common NameFlat-headed Snake
Scientific NameTantilla gracilis
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length25cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring5
VenomMildly Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Matthijs Hollanders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mhollanders)

Plains Black-headed Snake Tantilla nigriceps

Common NamePlains Black-headed Snake
Scientific NameTantilla nigriceps
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length39cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring2
VenomMildly Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, South, Northwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Nick Peterson

Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

Common NameCheckered Garter Snake
Scientific NameThamnophis marcianus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length109cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring15
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Matthijs Hollanders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mhollanders)

Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus

Common NameWestern Ribbon Snake
Scientific NameThamnophis proximus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length127cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring13
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Midwest, Northeast, South, Southwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Plains Garter Snake Thamnophis radix

Common NamePlains Garter Snake
Scientific NameThamnophis radix
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length110cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring29
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionCanada, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

Common NameCommon Garter Snake
Scientific NameThamnophis sirtalis
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length137cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring27
VenomMildly Venomous
DistributionNorthwest, Canada, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, South
Photographer
Notes
Highly variable in color and pattern Photo by William Flaxington

Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum

Common NameLined Snake
Scientific NameTropidoclonion lineatum
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length57cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionMidwest, Northeast, Southwest, South
Photographer

Rough Earth Snake Virginia striatula

Common NameRough Earth Snake
Scientific NameVirginia striatula
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length35cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring9
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Midwest, South, Northeast
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae

Common NameSmooth Earth Snake
Scientific NameVirginia valeriae
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length39cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring7
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson