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Snakes in Colorado

The temperamental Blue Racer is a native Colorado snake

Colorado is home to 30 species of snake including 3 venomous. Snakes from the colubrid, and the viperidae, and the leptotyphlopidae (Texas Blind Snake) families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Colorado
(V): Venomous
Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Blackneck Garter Snake Thamnophis cyrtopsis None None
Brown Snake Storeria dekayi None None
Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum None None
Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis None State Concern
Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula None State Concern
Eastern Hognose Heterodon platirhinos None None
Glossy Snake Arizona elegans Concern None
Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer None None
Great Plains Rat Snake Elaphe guttata or Elaphe emoryi None None
Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata Concern None
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum None None
Massasauga (V) Sistrurus catenatus None State Concern
Midget Faded Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus viridis concolor None State Concern
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum None None
Night Snake Hypsiglena torquata None None
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon Not Listed None
Plains Black-headed Snake Tantilla nigriceps None None
Plains Garter Snake Thamnophis radix None None
Racer Coluber constrictor None None
Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus Concern None
Rubber Boa Charina bottae None None
Smooth Green Snake Liochlorophis vernalis None None
Southwestern Black-headed Snake Tantilla hobartsmith None None
Striped Whipsnake Masticophis taeniatus None None
Texas Blind Snake Leptotyphlops dulcis None State Concern
Western Hognose Heterodon nasicus None None
Western Longnose Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei Concern None
Western Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus viridis None None
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus None None
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans None None
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