We came across a Cottonmouth (also known as a Water Moccasin), far from any water! Notice how calm it remains throughout the encounter – these snakes are surprisingly shy. Curious about venomous snakes like this one? Read more here.
Have you ever come across a Texas snake, and couldn’t tell if it was venomous or not? This is a common concern for those who are unfamiliar with snake species. And with good reason! Bites from venomous snakes, though uncommon, can be deadly. What should you do if you meet a venomous snake? Stay calm, do not approach […]
The Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake is one of four snakes in Texas with the unique, upturned “hog” snout. This shape is beneficial to the snake as it burrows under leaves and dirt to catch toads, its main food source. Eastern Hog-Nosed Snakes are considered non-venomous, although they do have teeth in the rear of their mouths. […]
The Speckled Kingsnake is sometimes called the “salt and pepper” snake due to its unique, freckled markings. In Texas, these snakes range from the majority of the Eastern region of the state up into the panhandle. This snake is widely respected by those familiar with it — it is a great snake to have around […]
Hi there, everyone! We’ve been getting requests from you lately to ID different snakes based on their pictures. We love getting these requests, and encourage you to send us more of your snake questions! We will try our best to answer for you, or direct you to an expert herpetologist for help. One thing we […]
We’re starting a new segment on the blog: snake of the day. Check back soon for more photos and facts about snakes found in Texas! The Trans-Pecos Ratsnake is a cute Colubrid species of snake found in Southwest Texas, primarily near Big Bend. Snake enthusiasts marvel at this ratsnake for its large, blueish eyes. Herpetologists believe […]