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Snakes in Mississippi

Mississippi is the native home of 43 species of snakes, 8 of which are venomous. Snakes from the colubrid, elapidae, and viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Mississippi

(V): Venomous

Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Black Pine Snake Pituophis melonoleucus lodingi None None
Brown Snake Storeia dekayi None None
Brown Water Snake Nerodia taxispilota None None
Canebrake Rattlesnake/Timber Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus horridus None None
Carolina Pygmy Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus miliarius miliarius None None
Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum None None
Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis None None
Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula None None
Corn Snake Elaphe guttata None None
Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus miliarius barbouri None None
Eastern Coral Snake (V) Micrurus fulvius fulvius None None
Eastern Cottonmouth (V) Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus None None
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus adamanteus None None
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platyrhinos None None
Eastern Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus None None
Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus None None
Glossy Crayfish Snake Regina rigida None None
Gopher Snake/Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus None None
Indigo Snake Drymarchon corais Threatened None
Louisiana Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum amaura None None
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum None None
Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion None None
Mud Snake Farancia abacura None None
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon None None
Pine Woods Snake Rhadinaea flavilata None None
Plainbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster None None
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster None None
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata Concern None
Racer Coluber constrictor None None
Rainbow Snake Farancia erytrogramma None None
Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta None None
Redbelly Snake Storeia occipitomaculata None None
Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus Concern None
Rough Earth Snake Virginia striatula None None
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus None None
Scarlet Snake Cemophora cocinea None None
Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae None None
Southeastern Crowned Snake Tantilla coronata None None
Southern Copperhead (V) Agkistrodon Contortrix Contortrix None None
Southern Hognose Snake Heterodon simus Concern None
Southern Water Snake Nerodia fasciata None None
Western Cottonmouth (V) Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma None None
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus miliarius streckeri None None
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