October 3, 2023
Non-Venomous Snakes

Snakes are enlarged legless, predatory reptiles. Snakes are cold-blooded animals, their body temperature depends on external sources like sunlight and rock surface. They cover their skin with overlapping scales. Snakes use venom to paralyze, injure or kill their enemy. Venom is a renovated saliva.  

Fear of snakes among people is common and general but not all snakes are venomous and dangerous. Here we are providing some information about 10 non-venomous snakes in the world. 

1. Eastern Garter Snake

Eastern Garter snakes are regularly found in the grassy domains of North America. These are quite less dangerous and barely harm humans. They prey their enemy on the disturbance and creates an antagonistic reaction to the human body. These snakes unleash disgusting smell via their gland for intrusion from enemies and predators. 

Their skin color can be dark green and black, containing three yellow stripes on their back. Female Garter snakes have two stripes on the back. 

2. Rough Green Snake

Rough Green snakes are also popular as grass green snakes. They are non-venomous and exist in the Southeastern United States. Grass green snakes dwell in open forests and woodlands.     

Rough Green snake’s upper body skin is of bright green color and underneath of yellowish color. This color combination enables them to disguise themselves in green grass and vegetation. They possess a thin long body. The length of their body reaches up to 45 inches. In search of the food, they stay most of the time on trees and low bushes. Grasshoppers, small frogs, spiders, and cricketers are their natural food.

3. Northern Water Snakes

Northern Watersnakes are non-venomous and regularly found in the Northeastern United States. They live in swamplands, rivers, ponds, marshes, and lakes. Northern Watersnakes are found grayish or brownish color.

Often Northern Watersnakes are misguided with venomous and dangerous snakes like rattlesnakes or water moccasins. As it is obvious by defensive nature these snakes bite or attack when they face a disturbance. But they do not make any harm as they do not pour out the venom. Northern Watersnake produces disgusting smell and vomits their intakes in self-defense from enemies. In the Spring and Fall season, they spend most of the time on the exposed surface and they lie in groups to basking the sunlight. Their usual intake as food is fish, turtle, mice, and insects.

4. Bull Snake

Bull snakes are large in length and generally found in Southwestern Canada, Western Mexico, and the Southern United States. In the US, these snakes are also known as gopher snakes. As usual, these snakes are not injurious as a lack of venom. When they feel insecure, they jiggle their tail in to and fro motion to make their enemy puzzled. They make a loud hiss sound to frighten enemies. 

Their length varies between 40 to 75 inches. Bull snakes’ body is a kind of ivory or yellowish-brown color and dark patches on the upper skin. By ingesting numerous crop-demolishing mice, hamsters, squirrels, rats, they help the farmers in reducing their expenses of pesticides.    

5. Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald Tree Boa snakes look like green tree pythons but these are non-venomous snakes. Generally, Emerald Tree Boa exists in the rain forests of South America. Their skin combines light green color and white irregular twisting stripes.

Emerald Tree Boas are seen of 1.5 to 2-meter length. They comprise big front teeth in comparison with any other non-venomous snakes around the world and dwell on trees. They possess a powerful body and their tail is capable of grasping which helps them in to and fro motion from one to another branch. Emerald Tree Boa intakes amphibians, small mammals, birds, and small reptiles.

6. Four-lined Snake

Four-lined snakes are the largest non-venomous snakes among other European snakes as of the length. They are found in Europe. Their name is based on four dark stripes on their body and the color of their skin is yellowish-brown. Generally, fully developed Four-lined snakes are seen of the length of 1.8 meters. 

Their usual meal is mice, lizards, and rats. They are found in Italy, Greece, Slovenia, and some other European countries.

7. Black Rat Snake

North America is a natural habitat for Black Rat snakes. They are non-venomous and giant in size as of their length. Generally, their length varies from 4 to 6 feet. They linger in rocky and wooded hillsides, open fields, mountain ridges. When they are disturbed, they become highly truculent. They tremble their tail in dead leaves to produce frightening sound and pretend to be venomous and lethal. Black Rat Snakes make a threatening posture by wrinkling and twisting their body. They eat rats, rabbits, birds, lizards, and other harmful rodents that harm crops.

8. Milk Snake

Milk Snakes own black stitches and light streaks of red, orange, yellow or white color. The color pattern of milk snakes resembles them with venomous snakes. Their head is of red color. They are found in rocky slopes and forests in the US and Central America. Their food list includes slugs, earthworms, crickets, insects, and other small rodents.

9. Python 

There are almost 26 identified species of python in the world and none of them are venomous. Pythons are the largest and muscular snakes on the planet. Their habitats are rainforests and deserts of Africa and Asia. they obtain their skin color as of their habitat. They kill their enemies by shrinking their muscules and restricting their respiration system.

10. Anaconda

This specie of snakes is of the common length of 25 to 30 feet and up to 230 Kg mass. The green anaconda, yellow anaconda, dark-spotted anaconda, and Bolivian anaconda are types of anaconda family. Anacondas food is pigs, turtles, fishes, and caimans. They squeeze the enemies’ body and crunch their bones to kill them. 

So now you have been introduced to some non-venomous snakes of the world. These snakes are not harmful so do not get panic always when you see snakes. These snakes are sort of gullible animals and do not produce venom.

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