Missouri Snakes Pictures and Identification Help.
Description: 24 - 44 inches. Northern Water Snakes are gray to brown, with darker brown, reddish-brown, or black bands near the head that become blotches as you move down the body towards the tail. The pattern on adults may fade making it look solid black or brown. The belly is light colored with a combination of red and black markings that become darker near the tail.
Snakes By Color Listed below is a guide to help you identify snakes by predominant color.. Yellow. Northern Scarlet Snake: Ringneck Snake: Rainbow Snake: Scarlet Kingsnake: Red Milk Snake:. Red Cornsnake: Gray Ratsnake: Black Pine Snake: Florida Pine Snake: Pine Woods Littersnake: Brownsnake: Northern Red-bellied Snake: Southeastern.
Description: This is one of Missouri’s most beautifully colored snakes. The general body color is white, yellow, or light tan, with red or orange blotches bordered with black. The belly is white and strongly checked with black.
Black-headed Snakes. Two of the eleven species of Black-head Snakes have been recorded in Kansas. The Plains Black-headed Snake (Tantilla nigriceps) pictured is a creature of the west, found along prairies. Flat-headed Snakes (Tantilla gracilis) occupy a variety of woodland and prairie habitat in the east. Garter Snakes.
The most obvious feature of an eastern coral snake is the bright body pattern of red, yellow, and black rings in which the red and yellow rings touch each other. The nose is black. Scarlet kingsnakes ( Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides ) and scarlet snakes ( Cemophora coccinea ) are superficially similar, but the red only touches the black rings.
The Yellow Bellied Black Snake of Australia a close relative of the Red Bellied Black Snake.
The state's most common water-dwelling snake is the northern water snake, a medium-sized gray snake with brown crossbands. Other water snakes include the rare Mississippi green water snake, the eastern yellow-bellied racer, the medium-sized yellow-bellied water snake, the broad-banded water snake, the large diamond-backed water snake and the small Graham's crayfish snake.