The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center






Corn snake


Northern ringneck

Ringneck snake are small slender snakes with a ring around their necks.  They eat invertebrates and amphibians such as worms and salamanders.
































 
Do you know which of these
snakes is a copperhead?


Every year many innocent snakes
are killed because
they are thought to be
venomous copperhead snakes.
Click on the snake pictures below to learn more about those species.

Easstern milk snake


Juvenile rat snake


Copperhead


Northern water snake




Black racer

Black racer

A shiny black snake with a white nose and a gray belly.
They eat insects, small birds, and  rodents and can grow to 6 feet in length.


Black rat snake

Black rat snake

This black snake has a white chin and a black and white checkered abdomen. 
They eat rodents, birds, and eggs, and can grow to 7 feet in length.


Eastern garter snake

Eastern garter snake

These snakes can vary in color but all have the bold stripe down the back.  They eat insects, spiders, fish and amphibians and can grow to 4 feet in length.