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North American Reptiles - Colubrid-Snakes,Rat-Snakes



Baird's Rat Snake
(Elaphe bairdi)
Baird's Rat Snake
Baird's Rat Snake is usually yellow or orange-yellow. It has four stripes along the body. The underside is gray or yellow, darkening near the tail. Hatchlings are about 30cm long and have gray and brown bands. Read more >
Emory's Rat Snake
(Elaphe emoryi)
Emory's Rat Snake
Emory's Rat Snake, also known as the Great Plains Rat Snake, is light gray or tan in color, with dark gray, brown, or green-gray blotches down its back. It has stripes on each side of the head that meet between the eyes. They are mainly nocturnal.... Read more >
Corn Snake
(Elaphe guttata)
Corn Snake
The Corn Snake is orange-brown with orange, red, or brownish blotches bordered with black. The underside has a black and white checkered pattern, often with some orange. The tail has two black stripes on the underside. underside of the tail has 2... Read more >
Common Rat Snake
(Elaphe obsoleta)
Common Rat Snake
The Common Rat Snake is one of the largest snakes in North America. It has a slender body and a wedge-shaped head. There are a number of color variations: The Black Rat Snake is all black except for a white chin and throat; hatchlings are pale grey... Read more >
Texas Rat Snake
(Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri)
Texas Rat Snake
The Texas Rat Snake is large snake that is variable in color and pattern throughout its range. They are often yellow or tan in color, with brown or olive green irregular blotches. Snakes from northern parts of the range are darker in color, while... Read more >
Western Fox Snake
(Elaphe vulpina)
Western Fox Snake
The Western Fox Snake is blotched with light brown to black spots. The head is brown or reddish. The belly underside is yellow and checkered with black. Young ones have a dark line on the head in front of the eyes and a dark line from the eye to the... Read more >