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Snakes - Non-Venomous


Dealing with non-venomous snake bites
To start out with, I feel that most cases of snakebite are NOT the snake's fault, but rather the fault of the person who is working with or around the snake. People can easily avoid snakebites by using some common sense. Over the years, several snakes have bitten me. I have suffered bites from various rat snakes, kingsnakes, racers, gophers, water, garters, ribbons, Burmese pythons, ball pythons, and rosy boas. I did have a female western hognose snake that seemed to have a strange fascination with wanting to chew on my fingers; however, I have never allowed her the opportunity to latch...
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Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki)
Order: Squamata, Family: Colubridae
Hatchling is 7-9 inches in length; adult grows to between 35-48 inches in length. Shiny black or dark brown with small spots ranging from yellow-orange to creamy white or ivory white, and sometimes spots blend together creating a banded appearance; yellow belly with occasional black sections; 2-4 yellow lines on edges of head; juvenile tends to be dark olive-green. Large eyes at the sides of the head and nostrils at the sides of the snout, with a muscular body and neck. Nonvenomous.
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Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelana pyromelana)
Order: Squamata, Family: Colubridae
Arizona mountain kingsnake hatchlings measure 8 to 13 inches in length; adults grow to 18 to 44 inches long. A colorful reptile, the kingsnake is banded with thin black bands between thicker red and white ones. Its snout is white or yellow, and its head is usually black on top, sometimes with flashes of red over the eyes. The kingsnake's large eyes sit on the sides of its head, and its nostrils are placed astride its snout.
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