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Snakes in Maryland

Maryland is the native home of 27 species of snakes, 2 of which are venomous. Snakes from the colubrid and the viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Maryland

(V): Venomous

Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta None None
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis None None
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platyrhinos None None
Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula getula None None
Eastern Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum None None
Eastern Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus sauritus None None
Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus amoenus None None
Northern Black Racer Coluber constrictor constrictor None None
Northern Brown Snake Storeria dekayi dekayi None None
Northern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen None None
Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsi None None
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon sipedon None None
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus None None
Smooth Green Snake Opheodrys vernalis vernalis None None
Southern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus punctatus None None
Coastal Plain Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides X triangulum None None
Corn Snake Elaphe guttata guttata None None
Mole Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata None None
Northern Red Belly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata None None
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata None None
Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae valeriae None None
Southern Copperhead(V) Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix None None
Timber Rattlesnake(V) Crotalus horridus horridus None None
Northern Scarlet Snake cemophora coccinea copei None None
Redbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster None None
Mountain Earth Snake Virginia valeriae pulchra None None
Rainbow Snake Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma None None
Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus None None
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