Non-venomous Snakes

Non-venomous Snakes | King Snake, Garter Snake
Reptiles with a cold-blooded body, lustrous scales and scary at attacks are the beauteous snake. These species can be divided into two main types – the venomous (the poisonous snakes) and the nonvenomous (the non-poisonous snakes). There is a huge amount of snakes variety such that they appear in different colors, sizes, and shapes. Here, we’ll discuss the non-venomous snakes. The Garter Snake, Python, Anaconda, Bull Snake, King snake are some of the types of them.

The snake’s fossils were found and studied. The study ensured that the birth of them might have happened during the Cretaceous period. It is the period when the Dinosaurs came to an end. The snakes like the Python and Anaconda though are non-venomous snakes, they are still a danger to the humans. The other reptiles like the King Snake, Garter Snake, Bull Snake, Milk Snake, Kingsnake do bite for defending themselves but the poison does not harm us.

let us take a look at the Top 10 Non-Venomous Snake Variety

1King Snake

A King snake won’t harm you until you disturb him by yourself. An unpleasant musk will be emitted and a king snake will start shaking tail when feeling in danger. A King snake is a non-poisonous reptile. The bite by the king snake never harms but is done for a defense purpose. The King snake measures only to 4 feet in length. A length of 5-6 feet is noted too.

A King snake of a size of 5 feet being non-venomous can prove to be a good pet. The lifespan of the King snake is noted to be of 20 years. The King snake hibernate during the cold weather. They mostly live on the ground and prefer only the low branches and small shrubs.

Non-Venomous Snakes King Snake

2Milk Snake

It is often confused between the Venomous Coral and the Copperheads. Because of this, they get killed by the humans. The Milk Snake is a non-poisonous snake. One way of differentiating the coral and the Milk snake is through the color of bands. The color band on the coral snake is Red on Yellow. However, the color band of a Milk Snake is Red on black.

The males and the females look similar among them. They go into the state of brumation during the Winter. The brumation is similar to the hibernation. However, in brumation, the animal gets up to drink water in between.The Milk Snake eats the mice, rats, boles, lizards, snake eggs and bird eggs as their meals.

Non-Venomous Snakes Milk Snake

3Eastern Garter Snake

The Garters are Viviparous(develops an embryo inside the body). They can give birth to 50 reptiles at a time. The females are longer than the males. However, the tail of the males is stronger than the females. They appear in various colors. However, the three yellow strips are common in all the color species of the Garter Snake. They also go to brumation period.

The Garter Snake can survive in the coldest region also. They are able to do that. The middle yellow strip might be absent at times on some of these species. It is mostly found near the water body areas. These snakes can swim well. However, not always they appear beside the water bodies, they can be found on the high up-hills too.

Non-Venomous Snakes Eastern Garter Snake

4Northern Water Snake

The female is larger than the male. The gestation period of these snake variety is for 3-5 months. They give birth to 30 live reptiles together. In the first two years, these snakes grow considerably. It almost doubles its size. However, the third year onwards the growth stabilizes.

These reptiles are highly sensitive and aggressive. They attack the opposite to the instant it feels a risk. The snake goes on biting till he is not released. The bite requires an immediate medical attention.

Non-Venomous Snakes Northern Water Snake

5Four-Lined Snake

The four-lined snake mostly is found in the Mediterranean climate. The gestation period for the females is for 2 months. After this, they lay eggs to a number of 6-18. The new ones are born after a wait of 40-60 days. The species is about to extinct in Bulgaria. Its noted as a threatened species in the Bulgarian Red Data Book. These snakes feed upon the mammals like the rabbits, squirrels, mice and etc. These are also non-venomous snakes.

6Emerald Tree Boa Snake

A bite from Emerald Tree Boa is as painful as like someone hitting badly. The teeth of these species are considered to be the largest of all the non-venomous snakes in the world. They are often confused with the green tree python. The young of both, the boa and the green python, look same. However, the methods of reproduction of both differ. The Emeralds give birth to the live babies, while the green python lays eggs.

These species are kept as an exotic pet. The Emerald tree boas are also called as the Green Tree Boa or the Emerald Boa. They are shiny green in color with yellow shade below. The life expectancy of these species is of about 200 years.

Non-Venomous Snakes Emerald Tree Boa Snake

7Rough Green Snake

The upper body of these snakes is shiny green. The scales are yellow, peach-cream or white in color. When they die, their color fades to bluish-black. Making them seem like a small black racer. They have large sized eyes. Like other snakes, the rough green snake males are smaller than the females.

The life of the Rough Green Snake is up to 5 years but can extend to 8 years also. They have a keel-scaled body. The rough green reptiles are also known as the grass snake or the green grass snake. These reptiles primarily feed upon the insects like the grasshoppers, spiders, moths and etc.

Non-Venomous Snakes Rough Green Snake

8Bull Snake

These reptiles mostly choose to stay in the rock piles, wooden planks, heavy brushes. These non-venomous snakes are not preferred to be killed as their diet consists of the rattlesnakes. They also help the local people control the warm-blooded vermin like the cockroaches, mice, bedbugs, flies, etc.

It is observed that the Bull Snake reptiles can manage without the food for up to 6-months. The average lifespan is of 12-25 years. The Bullsnake is called as the gopher snake in the western US, while in the eastern states it is called as the Bullsnake. These reptiles are also called as the Pine Snakes.

Non-Venomous Snakes Bull Snake

9Black Rat Snake

These reptiles are considered to be the calm ones. They are similar to the corn-snake. They are small in size. Also, they do not demand a particular temperature need. These factors make them popular as a pet. These are the non-venomous snakes or reptiles and therefore, do not bite usually. However, when felt threatened, they will attack.

The Black Rat Snakes are excellent swimmers. These snake slive for a period of 10-15 years. If provided a proper diet and habitat, these species can also live to 30 years. This snake has small teeth with no long flangs. When they bite, leave horseshoe-like marks on the hand.

Non-Venomous Snakes Black Rat Snake


They are considered to be the longest reptiles and the heaviest snakes in the World. They are non-venomous snakes and hence do not hurt or harm the human. However, the cases of them eaten the men are highlighted in the news too. They mostly are found in the tropical areas Asia, Africa. They are also found in the rainforests, the savannas, and the desserts.

The Reticulated Python is the longest snakes. The length of them is about 30 feet long. Being non-venomous, they do not carry any venom. Their teeth are very small but sharp, therefore even if they leave a bite, it could be healed soon.

Non-Venomous Snakes Python


The Green Anacondas are really very huge. Green Anaconda grow up to a length of 29 feet. Anaconda prey on fishes, birds, wild pigs, etc. Jaguars also fall prey to them. They are the semi-aquatic reptiles. However, the fact remains that the green Anaconda is the heaviest of all the snake in the world.

The life of the Anaconda is 10-12 years. However, the wild lifespan stretches up to 30 years. The Anaconda can remain underwater for straight 10 mins, without falling short of breathing. The Anaconda gives birth to the live baby. They do not lay eggs.

Non-Venomous Snakes Anaconda

The non-venomous snakes are the non-poisonous snakes. They do not contain any venom. The non-venomous snakes do not bite. However, they bite in an offense to the opposite. These reptiles are beautiful at their looks. Without recognizing the type of the species you carry or meet-up, the confused local people shouldn’t be killing the snakes. The non-venomous snakes like the Garter snake, Python, Anaconda and etc are beautiful are their structure.

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