4005 thumb Common Snakes Identification Guide for the Houston Area

Guide to distinguishing venomous from nonvenomous species common to the Houston area. Physical descriptions from Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, James R. Dixon and John E. Werler, University of Texas Press, 2000.

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Coral Snake 1
Micrurus tener
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Copperhead 2
Agkistrodon contortrix
240px snake cottonmouth, agkistrodon piscivorus by scott zona
Cottonmouth 3
Agkistrodon piscivorus
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Timber Rattlesnake 5
Crotalus horridus
Small
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake 6
Sistrurus miliarius streckeri
Small
Eastern Hognose Snake 7
Heterodon platirhinos
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Blotched Water Snake 1
Nerodia erythrogaster transversa
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Broad-banded Water Snake 8
Nerodia fasciata confluens
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Diamondback Water Snake 9
Nerodia rhombifer
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Yellow bellied Water Snake 10
Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster
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Texas Rat Snake 12
Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimeri
Small
Prairie King Snake 6
Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster
Small
Speckled King Snake 13
Lampropeltis holbrooki
Small
Western Coachwhip 14
Coluber flagellum testaceus
Small
Yellowbelly Racer 6
Coluber constrictor flaviventris
Small
Rough Green Snake 5
Opheodrys aestivus
Small
Eastern Garter Snake 5
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
Small
Western Ribbon Snake 5
Thamnophis proximus
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Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake 15
Thamnophis proximus orarius
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Graham's Crayfish Snake 6
Regina grahamii
240px gulf crayfish snake
Gulf Crayfish Snake 16
Regina rigida sinicola
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Rough Earthsnake 11
Virginia striatula
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Flat-headed Snake 6
Tantilla gracilis
Small
Texas Brown Snake 17
Storeria dekayi texana
Small
Louisiana Milksnake 13
Lampropeltis triangulum amaura
Small
Western Mud Snake 18
Farancia abacura reinwardtii

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