Identifying Snakes of New York

Here is a list of all snakes found in New York


Non Venomous:

Northern Water Snake     Nerodia s. sipedon
Queen Snake     Regina septemvittata
Northern Brown Snake     Storeria d. dekayi
Northern Redbelly Snake     Storeria o. occipitomaculata
Common Garter Snake     Thamnophis s. sirtalis
Shorthead Garter Snake     Thamnophis brachystoma
Eastern Ribbon Snake     Thamnophis sauritus
Eastern Hognose Snake     Heterodon platirhinos
Northern Ringneck Snake     Diadophis punctatus edwardsii
Eastern Worm Snake     Carphophis a. amoenus
Northern Black Racer     Coluber c. constrictor
Smooth Green Snake     Liochlorophis vernalis
Black Rat Snake     Elaphe o. obsoleta
Eastern Milk Snake     Lampropeltis t. triangulum



Northern Copperhead     Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Eastern Massasauga      Sistrurus c. catenatus
Timber Rattlesnake      Crotalus horridus


Northern Water Snake
Queen Snake
Northern Brown Snake
Northern Redbelly Snake
Common Garter Snake
Shorthead Garter Snake
Eastern Ribbon Snake
Eastern Hognose Snake
Northern Ringneck Snake
Eastern Worm Snake
Northern Black Racer
Smooth Green Snake
Black Rat Snake
Eastern Milk Snake


Northern Copperhead
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Timber Rattlesnake

Due to snakes that people keep and release into the wild illegally, you may find a snake that is not on this list.