Types of Snakes
Snake Species Index
- Snake Species
With more then 3,000 species of snakes in the world there is plenty to learn about them. Even though they all have many unique characteristics about them, there are quite a few similarities.
- King Cobra
The longest venomous snake in the world is the King Cobra. This is a snake that has many people worried because of the way they look and the size of them.
- American Copperhead
The American Copperhead is one of the snakes in the world that creates venom. They are often called just the Copperhead for short. In some locations they are referred to as the Moccasin Snake.
- Black Mamba
The Black Mamba is considered to be the longest of all snakes found around Africa. It is also considered to be one of the deadliest.
- Corn Snake
The Corn Snake is also called the Red Rat Snake. They are a constrictor type of snake which means that they wrap their bodies around what they want to eat or they think it is threat.
The Rattlesnake is one of the most common ones you will find out there. They do have a type of venom in them but it usually isn’t very powerful. There are 30 species though and many subspecies so what they will offer depends on what you come across.
- Boa Constrictor
The Boa Constrictor is a very large snake with a very thick body. However, it isn’t one of the biggest as the Python species all are larger that this is.
- Eastern Coral Snake
The Eastern Coral Snake is also called the American Cobra. It is very dangerous snake due to the potency of the venom that it releases.
- Black Rat Snake
The adults can be up to 8 feet in length. This makes them the biggest of all snakes found in Canada. Like other species of snakes the colors of this one work to allow it to blend in well with the surroundings.
- Burmese Python
One of the larger species of snakes in the world is the Burmese Python. It is ranked as the #6 largest of all snakes in the world.
- Ball Python or Royal Python
The Ball Python or Royal Python is one that many people are fascinated by. This is a non venomous type of snake. It is quite timid in comparison to many other types of Pythons.
- Reticulated Python
The Reticulated Python is large and very interesting to gaze at. They don’t have any venom and they are very seldom known to bite. However, they will wrap around a person though and suffocate them.
- Garter Snake
The Garter Snake is one of the most well known. They often have very bright colors that make them attractive.
- Green Anaconda
The Green Anaconda is the one of all species with the widest mass. This is a non venomous snake that only looks like it would be extremely dangerous.
- Water Moccasin Snake
The Water Moccasin Snake is a type of pit viper. They can give a bite that is very painful and it could be deadly.
- Green Tree Python
The Green Tree Python lives in areas where most people will never get a chance to see one up close. They are very colorful though and that is what gains them lots of attention.