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 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 Rat Snake 
 Scientific Name Elaphe obsoleta
 Total Body Length 257cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 15
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Fox Snake
 Scientific Name Elaphe vulpina
 Maximum Body Length 179cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 14
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, NE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Mud Snake
 Scientific Name Farancia abacura
 Maximum Body Length 207cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 26
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NE, SE
 Notes Found in the very south of Illinois.  

 

 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 various small locations in the western regions of Illinois. 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  

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