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Snakes Found in California

Snakes Found in California

Below are the snakes that may be in California.

As we research and develop articles for each one, we will update the list.

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Non-venomous Snakes in California

  • Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus)
  • Baja California Coachwhip (Masticophis fuliginosus)
  • Banded Water Snake (Nerodia fasciata)
  • Brahminy blind snake (Indotyphlops braminus)
  • California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae)
  • California Lyresnake (Trimorphodon lyrophanes)
  • California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)
  • California Striped Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis)
  • Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus
  • Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum
  • Coast Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis multifasciata
  • Coast Night Snake Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus
  • Coastal Rosy Boa Lichanura orcutti
  • Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
  • Desert Nightsnake Hypsiglena chlorophaea
  • Eastern Racer Coluber constrictor
  • Forest Sharp-Tailed Snake Contia longicaudae
  • Giant Garter Snake Thamnophis gigas
  • Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans)
  • Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer
  • Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
  • Northern Rubber Boa Charina bottae
  • Northwestern Garter Snake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
  • Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
  • Rosy Boa Lichanura trivirgata
  • Sharp-tailed Snake Contia tenuis
  • Sierra Garter Snake Thamnophis couchii
  • Sonoran Lyre Snake Trimorphodon lambda
  • Southern Rubber Boa Charina umbratica [e]
  • Southwestern Blackhead Snake Tantilla hobartsmithi
  • Striped Whipsnake Masticophis taeniatus
  • Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans
  • Two-striped Garter Snake Thamnophis hammondii
  • Western Black-headed Snake Tantilla planiceps
  • Western Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata
  • Western Leaf-nosed Snake Phyllorhynchus decurtatus
  • Western Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora hexalepis
  • Western Shovelnose Snake Chionactis occipitalis
  • Western Threadsnake Rena humilis
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake, Crotalus Mitchelli Pyrrus

Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake, Crotalus Mitchelli Pyrrus

Venomous Snakes in California

Snakes Found in California