Louisiana

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

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

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

Scarlet Snake Cemophora coccinea

Common NameScarlet Snake
Scientific NameCemophora coccinea
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length83cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring5
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South, Midwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael 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

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus

Common NameEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus adamanteus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length251cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring13
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

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

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

Corn Snake Elaphe guttata

Common NameCorn Snake
Scientific NameElaphe guttata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length183cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring14
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Randall Davis

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

Mud Snake Farancia abacura

Common NameMud Snake
Scientific NameFarancia abacura
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length207cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring26
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South, Midwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Matthiis Hollanders http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhollanders

Rainbow Snake Farancia erytrogramma

Common NameRainbow Snake
Scientific NameFarancia erytrogramma
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length173cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring32
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, South, Northeast
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

Southern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon simus

Common NameSouthern Hog-nosed Snake
Scientific NameHeterodon simus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length61cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring10
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, 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

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

North American Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius

Common NameNorth American Coral Snake
Scientific NameMicrurus fulvius
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length121cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Saltmarsh Snake Nerodia clarkii

Common NameSaltmarsh Snake
Scientific NameNerodia clarkii
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length76cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring11
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Matthijs Hollanders (http://www.flickr/com/photos/mhollanders)

Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion

Common NameMississippi Green Water Snake
Scientific NameNerodia cyclopion
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length130
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring17
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South, Midwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

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

Southern Water Snake Nerodia fasciata

Common NameSouthern Water Snake
Scientific NameNerodia fasciata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length159cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring23
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South, Midwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael R. Spencer

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)

Glossy Crayfish Snake Regina rigida

Common NameGlossy Crayfish Snake
Scientific NameRegina rigida
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length80cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring10
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, South, Northeast
Photographer
Notes
Found in the northern regions of Florida. Photo by Matthijs Hollanders (http://www.flickr/com/photos/mhollanders)

Pine Woods Snake Rhadinaea flavilata

Common NamePine Woods Snake
Scientific NameRhadinaea flavilata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length40cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring3
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionSoutheast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Pygmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius

Common NamePygmy Rattlesnake
Scientific NameSistrurus miliarius
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length83cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South, Midwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

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

Southeastern Crowned Snake Tantilla coronata

Common NameSoutheastern Crowned Snake
Scientific NameTantilla coronata
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length33cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South
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)

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

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

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