Common Name Glossy Snake
 Scientific Name Arizona elegans
 Total Body Length 178cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 9
 Venom Non-venomous 
 Distribution SW, MW, S
 Notes  

 Common Name Rubber Boa
 Scientific Name Charina bottae
 Total Body Length 83cm 
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 4
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW
 Notes Found in the far northwest corner of Colorado. 

 

 Common Name Racer
 Scientific Name Coluber constrictor
 Total Body Length 191cm
 Reproduction Eggs 
 Number of Offspring 14
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Midget Faded Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus oreganus
 Maximum Body Length 75cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 5
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution NW, SW
 Notes Found in the western regions of Utah. 

 

 Common Name Western Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus viridis
 Maximum Body Length 163cm
 Reproduction Live 
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S, MW, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Ring-necked Snake 
 Scientific Name Diadophis punctatus
 Total Body Length 86cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 5
 Venom Non-venomous 
 Distribution NW, NE, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes Found in the southeast corner of Colorado. Has been recorded to give birth to live young. 

 

 Common Name Great Plains Rat Snake
 Scientific Name Elaphe emoryi 
 Total Body Length 153cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution SW, MW, S, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Hog-nosed Snake
 Scientific Name Heterodon nasicus
 Total Body Length 154cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, MW, SW, S, NE, Candada
 Notes Pretends to be dead if harassed 

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