Common Snakes of Texas

The state of Texas is famous for housing a large variety of snakes. The most important and difficult task is to identify the species of snake. Many people just do it on the basis of guess while some other people also identify the snake by making proper evaluations. There are many species of snakes in Texas which are native to the state while some other species have migrated from other states as well. Mostly the snakes are concentrated in the Northern part of the state. In fact North Texas is the main site of identification of snakes and their evaluation as being venomous or non venomous. Although many other species of snakes can also be found outside the Northern site of Texas but most of them are concentrated over here. An overview of some of the common snakes of Texas is given as follows. Usually, venomous snakes are commonly found around Texas especially in the Northern part.

Copperhead snake

This is the venomous specie of snakes found in Texas. This is an extremely venomous snakes and found in North Eastern part of Texas as well as in the Southern and South Eastern part of the state. The average length of this snake species is measured to be about 135 cm. This snake carries out live reproduction and gives birth to 5 to 7 young ones at a time.


Cotton mouth is another very venomous snake found in the Mid Texas and Southern Texas. This snake is also famous for carrying out live reproduction and the rate of reproduction of this snake is much faster than other species. The average length of this snake species is about 189 cm.

Glossy Snake

Glossy snake is among the very few non venomous species of snakes found in the state of Texas. This snake reproduces by laying eggs, therefore the chances of continuation of generation of this species are very few as the eggs can be damaged or eaten by predators. The average length of this snake species is 178 cm.

Trans-Pecos Rat snake

This strangely named snake is non venomous in nature but still it is killed and hunted the most because of the beautiful skin which it has. The snake reproduces by laying eggs and at a time it lays 6 eggs. Most commonly this sake is found in the South and South Western Texas. Although it is non poisonous snake but it resembles many other venomous snakes found in the state.

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