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Snakes in Kentucky

Rough Green Snake, native to Arkansas

Kentucky is the native home of 34 species of snakes, 4 of which are venomous. Snakes from the colubrid, and the viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Kentucky

(V): Venomous

Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Black Kingsnake Lampropeltis getulus None None
Black Racer Coluber constrictor None None
Broad-banded Water Snake Nerodia fasciata None None
Brown Snake Storeria dekayi None None
Copperbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Threatened Rare
Copperhead (V) Agkistrodon contortrix None None
Cornsnake Elaphe guttata None None
Diamondback Water Snake Nerodia rhombifera None None
Earthsnake Virginia valeriae None None
Eastern Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum None None
Eastern Hognose Heterodon platyrhinos None None
Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum None None
Eastern Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus None Rare
Garter Snake Eastern Thamnophis sirtalis None None
Kirtland’s Snake Clonophis kirtlandii Concern Threatened
Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion None Threatened
Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus Concern Threatened
Northern Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata None None
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon sipedon None None
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster None None
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata Concern None
Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta None None
Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus Concern None
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus None None
Scarlet Kingsnake Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides None Rare
Scarlet Snake Cemorpha coccinea None Rare
Southeastern Crowned Snake Tantilla coronata None None
Timber Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus horridus Not Listed None
Western Cottonmouth (V) Agkistrodon piscivorus None None
Western Mud Snake Farancia abacura None Rare
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus miliarius None Threatened
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus None Threatened
Worm Snakes Carphophis amoenus None None
Yellowbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster None None
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