How do I tell what kind of snake I have?

How do I tell what kind of snake I have?

Key field marks for identifying snakes

  1. Head Shape: Is the head shaped like a broad arrowhead, like a spade, or like an oval?
  2. Eyes: Are the eyes large or small?
  3. Scales: What texture are the scales, rough or smooth?
  4. Patterns: What kinds of patterns does the snake have?
  5. Color: Which color(s) is the snake?

Is there an app to identify a snake?

Snake ID is a mobile application that uses photo identification to help identify unknown snakes, and teach us about the uses and benefits these animals provide to our eco-system. Built for everyone from an avid snake enthusiast, to anyone just interested in learning more about all snake species.

What does a rat snake in Alabama look like?

The black rat snake is more common in north Alabama, while the gray rat snake is more common in the south. The gray rat snake has a gray background color with brown to dark gray blotches. Belly is white with boxlike dark gray to brownish blotches and dark spots that become stripes under the tail.

What snakes does Alabama have?


Brownsnake Northern Red-bellied Snake Eastern Garter Snake
Rough Earth Snake Western Smooth Earth Snake Plain-bellied Water Snake
Southern Water Snake Diamond-backed Water Snake Brown Water Snake
Glossy Crayfish Snake Copperhead Timber Rattlesnake
Pigmy Rattlesnake Eastern Coachwhip

How can you tell a poisonous snake from a non poisonous snake?

While most snakes have a triangular head, venomous snakes will have a more bulging look to them, especially along their jaws, because of their venomous sacks. Harmless snakes will have a skinnier head because of their lack of venomous sacks. Lastly, you can look at the color of the snake.

How can you tell the difference between a poisonous snake and a non poisonous snake?

Venomous snakes have distinct heads. While non-venomous snakes have a rounded head, venomous snakes have a more triangular-shaped head. The shape of a venomous snake’s head may deter predators. However, some non-venomous snakes can mimic the triangular shape of non-venomous snakes by flattening their heads.

Can I upload a picture of a snake for identification?

Just snap a photo, trace the shape of the snake with your finger, then enter where and when you found the reptile. In a matter of seconds, you’ll know what kind of snake it is, and also provide connections to immediate resources, fire departments, or other emergency information.

Is Snakesnap a free app?

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What kind of snake is GREY with black stripes?

gray rat snake
The gray ratsnake or gray rat snake (Pantherophis spiloides), also commonly known as the central ratsnake, chicken snake, midland ratsnake, or pilot black snake, is a species of nonvenomous snake in the genus Pantherophis in the subfamily Colubrinae.

How can u tell if a snake is venomous?

What is the most deadliest snake in Alabama?

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake It has facial pits and elliptical pupils like the other pit vipers. This snake is the most dangerous of venomous snakes in Alabama.