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 Found in a few, small and isolated locations in Iowa. Pretends to be dead if harassed.

 

 Common Name Eastern Hog Nosed Snake
 Scientific Name Heterodon platirhinos
 Total Body Length 116cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 23
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Yellow-bellied Kingsnake
 Scientific Name Lampropeltis calligaster
 Total Body Length 142cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Common Kingsnake
 Scientific Name Lampropeltis getula
 Total Body Length 208cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in the south of Iowa.  

 

 Common Name Milksnake
 Scientific Name Lampropeltis triangulum
 Total Body Length 132cm 
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 8
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Smooth Green Snake
 Scientific Name Liochlorophis vernalis
 Total Body Length 80cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 7
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Plain-bellied Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia erthrogaster
 Total Body Length 164cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 18
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in the southeast corner of iowa.  

 

 Common Name Diamondback Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia rhombifer 
 Total Body Length 175cm 
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 27
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in the southeast of Iowa.  

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