Common Name Racer
 Scientific Name Coluber constrictor
 Total Body Length 191cm
 Reproduction Eggs 
 Number of Offspring 14
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Western Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus viridis
 Maximum Body Length 163cm
 Reproduction Live 
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S, MW, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Hog-nosed Snake
 Scientific Name Heterodon nasicus
 Total Body Length 154cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, MW, SW, S, NE, Candada
 Notes Pretends to be dead if harassed 

 

 Common Name Smooth Green Snake
 Scientific Name Liochlorophis vernalis
 Total Body Length 80cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 7
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Gopher Snake
 Scientific Name Pituophis catenifer
 Total Body Length 274cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada 
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Red-bellied Snake
 Scientific Name Storeria occipitomaculata
 Total Body Length 41cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 8
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Plains Garter Snake
 Scientific Name Thamnophis radix
 Total Body Length 110cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 29
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Common Garter Snake
 Scientific Name Thamnophis sirtalis
 Total Body Length 137cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 27
 Venom Mildly Venomous 
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada 
 Notes  

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