Common Name Plain-bellied Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia erthrogaster
 Total Body Length 164cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 18
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in the far south of Michigan. 

 

 Common Name Northern Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia sipedon
 Total Body Length 150cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 27
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE, Canada 
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Queen Snake
 Scientific Name Regina septemvittata 
 Total Body Length 92cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NE, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Massasauga
 Scientific Name Sistrurus catenatus
 Maximum Body Length 100cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 8
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, MW, S, NE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name DeKay's Brown Snake
 Scientific Name Storeria dekayi 
 Total Body Length 53cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 13
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution 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 Butler's Garter Snake
 Scientific Name Thamnophis butleri
 Total Body Length 74cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 9
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NE
 Notes Found in the eastern regions of Michigan. 

 

 Common Name Common Ribbon Snake
 Scientific Name Thamnophis sauritus
 Total Body Length 102cm
 Reproduction live 
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

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