Top 10 Species of Snake That Are Non Poisonous

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6. Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

eastern hognose snake

A very exotic pet, Eastern Hognose snakes are found across a wide range in the USA. The female of this species is usually longer than the male. The best identifying feature of hognose snakes is the upturned snout, which is necessary for digging in the sandy habitat.The colors and the patterns in the snake vary widely and not every hognose is alike.This species is noted for an impressive defensive display that includes hissing and spreading the neck cobra-like. When pestered further, they will roll over on their back and play dead. Despite its ferocious display, they rarely bite and even rare do they get aggravated. A very active species they prefer the outdoors to the indoors.


7. Flying Snake (Chrysopelea)

flying snake

Snakes seemingly are scary but a flying one is the stuff of nightmares.Mildly venomous, these snakes are still considered harmless because their toxicity is not lethal to humans.Found in China, India and Sri Lanka, these snakes are more of gliders than fliers in nature.Gliding using its ridge scales against the rough bark, these snakes climb trees before taking off. It slithers to the end of a branch and dangle in a J shape. Propelling itself from its lower body it flattens to about twice its normal width, giving its normally round shaped stomach a concave C shape, which can trap air and help it in the motion of lateral undulation mid air and landing parallel to the ground.


8. Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi)

eastern indigo snake

The largest snake in the United States, reaching up to 8.6 feet in length,the Eastern Indigo Snake is protected legally by the Endangered Species Act. This bluish-black snake often has some orange-red pigment on the chin and neck. This snake received its name from the glossy iridescent blackish-purple sheen it displays in bright light. Due to it’s docile nature, the fact that it feels threatened by humans and is extremely beautiful, indigo snake is an attractive reptile as a pet.Like all snakes, it is carnivorous and feeds on rats, turtles,lizards,other snakes,small birds etc. On being threatened, it flattens itself, vibrates its tail but seldom bites.


9.Vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta)

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Belonging to the family of Colubridae, Vine snakes have slender bodies, narrow heads, and pointed snouts. The five species of vine snakes range from Texas in the United States to Peru. Ahaetulla is a tropical Asian distributed through India, the Philippines and Southeast Asia.Of the two colours of vine snakes, the Green species inhabit rainforest areas while the gray or brown species live primarily in dry forests. The body is laterally compressed and elongated, with the tail accounting for more than one-third of the total length.Relying on camouflage, they easily blend into the surrounding foliage and capture lizards, frogs, and birds. The back and forth flicking of the tongue attracts the prey, which mistake it for a worm or an insect and falls for the deception. When aggravated or threatened they inflate the neck region to reveal a startling colour display on the skin between the scales.Most species of n=vine snakes are relatively harmless to humans.


10. Mandarin Ratsnakes (Euprepiophis mandarina)

mandarin ratsnakes

Mandarin Ratsnake are mainly found in Central and South Asia and have an affinity to hilly terrains. Euprepiophis mandarina can be translated as “pretty mandarin snake” and they stay true to their name with a grey body marked by yellow and black triangular saddles.Belonging to the Colubridae family, this 140 cm reptile is considered a very shy creature. A carnivore, it usually feeds on small mammals and reptiles. A secretive species,the ratsnake habitats a lot of dark places where it hides and rests.

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