Top 12 Snakes In New Jersey

Scarlet Snake:This nonvenomous colubrid looks much like a kingsnake, but they’re more slender and have a pointier snout. Scarlet snakes are small and only measure 14-26 inches long. 

Rough Greensnake:Rough greensnakes are very thin, bright green with yellowish to white bellies that grow nearly four feet long. 

Ring-Necked Snake:Ring-neck snakes are widespread across New Jersey and hide under rotten logs, leaf litter, wet mulch, and other moist places where their prey hides.

Northern Pine Snake :The northern pine snake inhabits the southern half of New Jersey, where it prefers sandy soils without much vegetation. 

Eastern Worm Snake:Eastern worm snakes are solid brown with pink bellies and have spine-tipped tails that they sometimes use to help hold prey still. 

Eastern Ratsnake:Eastern rat snakes are harmless colubrids, although they’d like you to think they’re the biggest, baddest rattler out there.

Eastern Milksnake:Eastern milksnakes have beautiful patterns of reddish-brown blotches over a light brown base color.

Eastern Hognose Snake:Eastern hognose snakes eat toads — and lots of them. They’ll also eat other amphibians, but these are toad specialists that have a resistance to the toads’ toxins.

Dekay’s Brown Snake:Dekay’s brownsnakes are small. The biggest one on record measured just over 19 inches! However, adults are usually less than 12 inches long. 

Copperhead:Copperheads are pit vipers, like nearly all other venomous snakes in North America — the only venomous snakes that aren’t pit vipers in North America are coral snakes.

Common Water Snake:They live in most of the rivers, lakes, and ponds in eastern North America — there’s hardly a water body without them in New Jersey.

Common Garter Snake :Common garter snakes usually average about two feet long but can reach a little over four feet. Most have yellow stripes over a brown, black, or green base color. 

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