Top 10 Snakes of the Rio Grande
Schott’s Whipsnake:These snakes just might be the most unique of all the snakes of the Rio Grande. Schott’s whipsnakes are rarely seen by humans. Similar to garter snakes, they have slender.
Flat-headed Snake:grow to a tiny eight inches long. These snakes are brown, without any patterning or blotches, and have pale undersides. They eat tiny creatures, like centipedes and spiders.
Texas Blind Snake: lives in dry areas near sources of water. These fossorial (burrowing) snakes have a worm-like appearance, with heads that are undifferentiated from their bodies and blind eyes.
Bullsnake:are some of the largest snakes of the Rio Grande. They can grow up to eight feet long and bare a strong superficial resemblance to the much deadlier western diamondback rattlesnake.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake:are some of the most famous snakes in North America. They grow up to seven feet long and come equipped with a deadly venom that can lead to death in humans if bites.
Checkered Garter Snake: is small and slender. These snakes grow up to 3.5 feet long and eat mostly earthworms, fish, frogs, and toads. They get their name from the checkerboard pattern on their backs
Great Plains Rat Snake:These snakes bare a superficial resemblance to the much deadlier rattlesnake. However, they’re non-venomous and pose no threat to humans.
Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake:are some of the most delicate-looking snakes of the Rio Grande. These slender snakes grow to around 2.5 feet long and have thin bodies. Their eyes are large, round, and red.
Texas Coral Snake:of the Rio Grande are unique in that they mostly eat other snakes. Texas coral snakes eat primarily earth snakes, smaller coral snakes, and lizards.
Texas Indigo Snake: are some of the largest snakes of the Rio Grande. These non-venomous reptiles can grow up to eight feet long and have relatively heavy bodies with round pupils.