Top 10 Species Of Snakes That Are Non Poisonous

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6. Black Racer ( Coluber constrictor)

black racer

This snake is one of the most common snakes in southeast Georgia, the sleek racer is often seen moving across roads during the day. This black snake is fast-moving. This snake can grow 3-4 feet in length. It is faster, much “skinner”, and considerably more common than the protected eastern indigo snake. Indigos usually have some orange-red on the chin and throat, racers have a white chin. Racers eat mice, rats, frogs, and other snake.

 

7. Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)

Eastern Kingsnake

It is a favorite among snake-enthusiast , this species commonly reaches about 5 feet in length. The eastern kingsnake has a chain-like pattern of white or cream markings on a black or blackish-green background. Like many snakes, kingsnakes often move, or hunt, in the ominous, humid weather preceding a storm. One interesting local name is “swamp-thumper”! This powerful reptile eats frogs, rats, and snakes. It often consumes venomous snakes and is immune to their venom.

 

8. Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata)

corn snake

It is also called the “red rat snake”. The average length of the snake is 4 feet. The corn snake is a colorful animal with red, black-bordered blotches on an orange background. The belly scales possess a bold, checkerboard or “piano key” like pattern. This attractive snake is muscular very capable of climbing high trees in search of bird nests. It often crosses roads at night during the summer. Prey includes rats, mice, birds, and their eggs. Young corn snakes eat lizards.

 

9. Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi)

Eastern Indigo Snake

This snake is federally protected by the Endangered Species Act .The largest snake in the United States, reaching up to 8.6 feet in length, and 10 lbs. in weight. This bluish-black snake often has some orange-red pigment on the chin and neck. They frequently shelter in tortoise burrows, and have territories encompassing hundreds of acres. Indigo snakes are docile, virtually never biting people, but are powerful predators known to consume small turtles, rats, frogs, cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes. Eastern indigo snakes have a number of common names including indigo, blue indigo snake, black snake, blue gopher snake, and blue bull snake

 

10. Branded Water Snake (Nerodia fasciata)

branded water snake

A snake with a faint banded pattern over a dark background of black, brown, or reddish. Sometimes called “water bandits”, these are very often found in grassy ditches, swamps, ponds, streams, and rivers. They swim well and often dive underwater. Frogs and fish are their primary prey. These snakes are highly aggressive and bite if handled. Adult branded water snakes measure up-to a 100 cm in length. These snakes give birth to young ones directly.

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