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Conservation through cultivation

Venomous Snakes




In lower Montgomery, upper Harris county we have 4 venomous snakes, only 3 of which you are likely to run across: Southern Copperhead, Western Cottonmouth, Texas Coral snake. Below are photos pointing out the identifying marks.

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Texas Coral Snake,  Micrurus fulvius tener Notice yellow bands keep red from touching black

Texas Coral Snake,
Micrurus fulvius tener
Notice yellow bands keep red from touching black

Western Coppermouth Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma

Western Cottonmouth
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma

Western Coppermouth - notice the raccoon like stripe along the head

Western Cottonmouth – notice the raccoon like stripe along the head

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix confortrix

Southern Copperhead
Agkistrodon contortrix confortrix

Live copperhead - notice the Hersey kisses shaped marks.

Live copperhead – notice the Hersey kisses shaped marks.

Other resources:
Venomous Texas Snakes
What snake is that?
Texas Snakes
Venomous Snake Safety