Snakes

It’s A SNAKE! Now Let’s Answer Your Questions

Are black snakes poisonous in Virginia? It’s, er, a dark snake!” … These snakes would be the Northern black racer, the Eastern ratsnake, and the sometimes-but-not-always-black Eastern hognose. Though all three are non-venomous, harmless and native to Virginia, it is the first two, according to Steele, that is likely most often confused—and…

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Water Moccasins Are Venomous Snakes

Description: Cottonmouths are venomous semi-aquatic snakes often referred to as “water moccasins.” They have large, triangular heads with a dark line through the eye, elliptical pupils, and large jowls due to the venom glands. They are large – typically 24 – 48 inches, occasionally larger, keeled-scaled,…