This harmless, and often docile, constrictor is a true “snake haters” best friend. King snakes get their name from the fact that they often feed on other snakes including venomous snakes. Unlike other snakes, king snakes are immune to venomous snake venom. The Black King Snake can grow up to 4 feet long and can Read more about Black King Snake[…]
Found in the Midwest of the United States, these constrictors are excellent climbers and often prey on bird nests and animals residing in tree cavities. Their effectiveness in rodent control in urban environments is unmatched. This snake is often referred to as the “chicken snake”, “pilot snake” or simply “black snake”. Black Rat Snakes are Read more about Black Rat Snake[…]
These pit vipers are very common within their range of the southeastern United States. Although their bite is not nearly as dangerous as other venomous snakes in their region, they can still inflict an extremely painful and damaging bite. The Southern Coperhead averages 2½ to 3 feet in length with rare specimens exceeding 4 feet. Read more about Southern Copperhead[…]
This totally aquatic venomous snake is capable of delivering a very painful and potentially fatal bite. The cottonmouth gets its name for the unique behavior of gaping its mouth while standing its ground. Their diet consists of mostly fish and frogs with an occassional small mammal or bird. The Western Cottomouth can reach 5 feet Read more about Western Cottonmouth (aka Water Moccasin)[…]
Found in the eastern United States, this venomous reptile can reach an average of 3 to 4 feet in length with records over 6 feet. The bite is very serious and can be fatal, although rare. Before striking, they often do a good deal of preliminary rattling and feinting. Timber Rattlesnakes are typically found in Read more about Timber Rattlesnake[…]
Pupil “black area” of the eye that is round in center and pointed on both ends, often found in cats and native venomous snakes.
Oval or round shaped center “black area” of the eye found in humans and native non-venomous snakes.
Effects the nervous system and brain. Leads to everything from seizures to death. These bites are the most deadly. (e.g. Cobras & Coral Snakes)
Effects the blood and organs, causing a breakdown or inflammation in the body. Are the most painful as breathing hurts and tissues start to die. (e.g. Pit Vipers)
Substances that can cause disturbances to organisms. Not safe to eat. (e.g. Mushrooms)