West Virginia

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

Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus

Common NameEastern Worm Snake
Scientific NameCarphophis amoenus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length35cn
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring5
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queen Snake Regina septemvittata

Common NameQueen Snake
Scientific NameRegina septemvittata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length92cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring11
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo Todd Pierson

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

Common Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus

Common NameCommon Ribbon Snake
Scientific NameThamnophis sauritus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length102cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring11
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

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

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