Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis proximus orarius

Description 3

NOT venomous. Head slightly wider than the long slender neck, keeled scales, round pupils. Slender body is brown to olive brown and has three lines running down the back, with the boldest tan to yellow stripe over the spine. Typically 20 to 30 inches (51 to 76cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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  1. (c) Jon McIntyre, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6860221
  2. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/2133509080/
  3. (c) Amber Leung, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNat Map

Type not venomous
Pupils round
Scales keeled
Colors brown, tan, yellow