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Snakes


Snakes are critters I have been interested in since childhood, but have seldom photographed. Between January and June, 2000, and again in 2002, I was entered in the Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest, so my partner Larry Ditto and I were forced out of our "bird comfort zone" and into the realm of lizards, spiders, snakes, butterflies, frogs, beetles, etc. This got me started back into some snake photography. I will be adding more photos here as time permits. Thanks.



Species Count: 35      Image Count: 164
* Indicates new image(s) added in the last 90 days

North American Snakes (Includes Mexico)

Non Venomous Snakes

Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata)
Texas Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais erebennus)
Bullsnake (Pituophis catinefer sayi)
Texas Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora grahamiae lineata)
Big Bend Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis deserticola)
*Buttermilk Racer (Coluber constrictor ssp. anthicus)
Eastern Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)
Western Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum testaceus)
Schott's Whip Snake (Masticophis schotti)
Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)
Blotched Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster transversa)
*Brown Water Snake (Nerodia taxispilota)
Broad-banded Water Snake (Nerodia fasciata confluens)
Gulf Salt Marsh Snake (Nerodia clarkii ssp. clarkii)
Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterondon platirhinos)
Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus)
Texas Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri)
Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)
Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus)
Rough Earth Snake (Virginia striatula)
Black-necked Garter Snake (Thamnophis cyrtopsis)
Red-striped Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus)
Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis)
Checkered Garter Snake (Thamnophis marcianus)

Venomous Snakes

Northern Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira septentriomalis)
Guatemalan Palm-Pitviper (Bothriechis bicolor)
Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix)
Western Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma)
Western Diamondbacked Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus)
Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus)
Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

African Snakes

African Rock Python (Python sebae)
Bird Snake (Thelotornis capensis)
Shield-nosed Snake (Aspidelaps scutatus)