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Snakes in Kansas

Snakes in Kansas - The Gopher snake is a native of Kansas

The state of Kansas is home to 38 species of snake 5 of which are rattlesnake species. Snakes from the colubrid, , and the viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Kansas

(V): Venomous
Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Brown Snake Storeria dekayi None None
Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus None Threatened
Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum None None
Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis None None
Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula None None
Copperhead (V) Agkistrodon contortrix None None
Cottonmouth (V) Agkistrodon piscivorus None None
Diamondback Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer None None
Eastern Glossy Snake Arizona elegans Concern None
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos None None
Eastern Racer Coluber constrictor None None
Flathead Snake Tantilla gracilis None None
Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer None None
Graham’s Crayfish Snake Regina grahamii None None
Great Plains Rat Snake Pantherophis emoryi None None
Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata Concern None
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum None None
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum None None
New Mexico Blind Snake Leptotyphlops dissectis None None
Night Snake Hypsiglena torquata None None
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon Not Listed None
Plainbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster None None
Plains Blackhead Snake Tantilla nigriceps None None
Plains Garter Snake Thamnophis radix None None
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster None None
Prairie Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus viridis None None
Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata None Threatened
Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus Concern None
Rough Earth Snake Virginia striatula None None
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus None None
Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae None Threatened
Timber Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus horridus Not Listed None
Western Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus None None
Western Longnose Snake Rhinocheilus lecontei Concern Threatened
Western Massasauga (V) Sistrurus catenatus None None
Western Rat Snake Pantherophis obsoletus None None
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus None None
Western Worm Snake Carphophis vermis None None
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