A vast majority of the snakes seen in the Dallas Fort Worth area are non-venomous and harmless to humans and pets such as cats and dogs.  The purpose of this guide is to provide accurate information and clear images of each species.  Currently, this site is in the initial stages of construction.  Please check back soon as more species accounts and photographs will be added.


Diadophis punctatus (Ringneck Snake)

Farancia abacura (Mud Snake)

Heterodon nasicus (Western Hognose Snake)

Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake)

Hypsiglena torquata (Night Snake)

Lampropeltis calligaster (Prairie Kingsnake)

Lampropeltis getula (Common Kingsnake)

Lampropeltis triangulum (Milk Snake)

Leptotyphlops dulcis (Texas Blind Snake)

Masticophis flagellum (Coachwhip)

Nerodia erythrogaster (Plain belly Water Snake)

Nerodia fasciata (Southern Water Snake)

Nerodia harteri (Brazos Water Snake)

Nerodia rhombifer (Diamondback Water Snake)

Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Green Snake)

Pantherophis guttata (Corn Snake)

Pantherophis obsoleta (Texas Rat Snake)

Pituophis catenifer (Bullsnake)

Regina grahamii (Graham's Crayfish Snake)

Rhinocheilus lecontei (Longnose Snake)

Salvadora grahamiae (Patchnose Snake)

Sonora semiannulata (Ground Snake)

Storeria dekayi (Brown Snake)

Tantilla gracilis (Flathead Snake)

Tantilla nigriceps (Plains Blackhead Snake)

Thamnophis marcianus (Checkered Garter Snake)

Thamnophis proximus (Western Ribbon Snake)

Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)

Tropidoclonion lineatum (Lined Snake)

Virginia striatula (Rough Earth Snake)

Virginia valeriae (Smooth Earth Snake)