Common Name Copperhead
 Scientific Name Agkistrodon contortrix
 Maximum Body Length 135cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 7
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Cottonmouth
 Scientific Name Agkistrodon piscivorus
 Maximum Body Length 189cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 7
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Eastern Worm Snake
 Scientific Name Carphophis amoenus
 Total Body Length 35cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 5
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution SE, NE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Scarlet Snake
 Scientific Name Cemophora coccinea
 Total Body Length 83cm
 Reproduction Eggs 
 Number of Offspring 5
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution  S, MW, SE, NE
 Notes  

 

 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 Timber Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus horridus
 Maximum Body Length 189cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 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 Has been recorded to give birth to live young. 

 

 Common Name Corn Snake
 Scientific Name Elaphe Guttata
 Total Body Length 183cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 14
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution S, SE, NE
 Notes  

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