Tag: TXSI

How to Identify a Texas Ratsnake

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 […]

Gardening with Snakes

Gardeners take note – snakes are actually beneficial in the garden! Snakes prey on rodents, slugs, and insects, all of which can be detrimental to plants. If you know the struggles of dealing with a pest infestation, you understand the benefit of having some help nearby. Smaller snakes can wipe out a swarm of grasshoppers, and […]

Snake of the Day: Trans-Pecos Ratsnake

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 […]

Snakebite Statistics

This information is available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife snake bite statistics page. Notice that the average number of deaths per year due to snakebites in Texas is less than one!