Alabama Snake Identification Guide (With Pictures & Charts)

Black kingsnake (Lampropeltis nigra)

Black kingsnake Lampropeltis nigra
Andrew Hoffman

Black pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi)

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Black rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus)

Black rat snake Pantherophis obsoletus
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Broad-banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata confluens)

Broad-banded water snake Nerodia fasciata confluens
Greg Schechter

Brown water snake (Nerodia taxispilota)

Brown Water Snake Nerodia taxispilota
Tom Spinker

Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
Douglas Mills

Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

Corn snake Pantherophis guttatus
Andrew Hoffman

Diamondback water snake (Nerodia rhombifer)

Diamond-backed Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer
Natalie McNear

Eastern coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)

Eastern coachwhip Masticophis flagellum
Peter Paplanus

Eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos
Peter Paplanus

Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi)

Eastern indigo snake Drymarchon couperi
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Eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)

Eastern kingsnake Lampropeltis getula
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Eastern milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)

Eastern milk snake Lampropeltis triangulum
Per Verdonk

Eastern mud snake (Farancia abacura)

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Eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus)

Eastern ribbon snake Thamnophis sauritus
Douglas Mills

Eastern worm snake (Carphophis amoenus amoenus)

Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus
Judy Gallagher

Florida banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris)

Florida banded water snake Nerodia fasciata pictiventris
Dennis Church

Florida green water snake (Nerodia floridana)

Florida green water snake Nerodia floridana
tom spinker

Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus)

Florida pine snake Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus
Florida Fish and Wildlife

Gray rat snake (Pantherophis spiloides)

Gray rat snake Pantherophis spiloides
Douglas Mills

Gulf crayfish snake (Regina rigida sinicola)

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Salt marsh snake (Nerodia Clarkii)

Salt marsh snake Nerodia Clarkii
Andrew Hoffman

Marsh brown snake (Storeria dekayi limnetes)

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Midland brown snake (Storeria dekayi wrightorum)

Midland brown snake Storeria dekayi wrightorum
Peter Paplanus

Midland water snake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis)

Midland water snake Nerodia sipedon pleuralis
Peter Paplanus

Midwestern worm snake (Carphophis amoenus helenae)

Midwestern worm snake Carphophis amoenus helenae
Andrew Hoffman

Mississippi green water snake (Nerodia cyclopion)

Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion
Peter Paplanus

Mississippi ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus stictogenys)

Mississippi ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus stictogeny
Douglas Mills

Mole kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata)

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North Florida swamp snake (Seminatrix pygaea)

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Northern black racer (Coluber constrictor)

Northern black racer Coluber constrictor
Judy Gallagher

Northern brown snake (Storeria dekayi)

Northern brown snake Storeria dekayi
Brian Henderson

Northern pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)

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Northern redbelly snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)

Northern redbelly snake Storeria occipitomaculata
Peter Paplanus

Northern ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii)

Northern ring-necked snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsii
J. Maughn

Pine woods snake (Rhadinaea flavilata)

Pine woods snake Rhadinaea flavilata
Andrew Hoffman

Prairie kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster)

Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster
smashtonlee05

Queen snake (Regina septemvittata)

Queen Snake Regina septemvittata
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma)

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Red milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum syspila)

Red milk snake Lampropeltis triangulum syspila
Peter Paplanus

Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus)

Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus
jonnx12

Scarlet kingsnake (Lampropeltis elapsoides)

Scarlet kingsnake Lampropeltis elapsoides
Peter Paplanus

Smooth earth snake (Virginia valeriae)

Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae
Andrew Hoffman

Southeastern crown snake (Tantilla coronata)

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Southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus)

Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor priapus
Peter Paplanus

Southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus)

Southern hognose snake Heterodon simus
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Southern ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Southern ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus
John Brandaue

Speckled kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)

Speckled kingsnake Lampropeltis getula holbrooki
Peter Paplanus

Western earth snake (Virginia valeriae elegans)

Western earth snake Virginia valeriae elegans
Andrew Hoffman

Western mud snake (Farancia abacura reinwardtii)

Western mud snake Farancia abacura reinwardtii
Peter Paplanus

Yellowbelly water snake (Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster)

Yellowbelly water snake Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster
Peter Paplanus

Eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius)

Eastern coral snake Micrurus fulvius
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Carolina pigmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius)

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Dusky pigmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri)

Dusky pigmy rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius barbouri
Andrew Hoffman

Eastern cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Eastern cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus
Sasha Azevedo

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus
Peter Paplanus

Florida cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti)

Florida cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
tom spinker

Northern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen)

Northern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Andrew Hoffman

Southern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)

Southern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix
Natalie McNear

Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)

Timber rattlesnake Crotalus horridus
Peter Paplanus

Western cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma)

Western cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma
Greg Schechter

Western pigmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius strecker)

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