Texas Venomous Snake Pictures
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For more information about these and other Texas snakes, we recommend the following books:

A Field Guide to Texas Snakes

Texas Snakes: Identification, Distribution and Natural History

A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America

Also see our "Venomous Snakes of Southeast Texas" poster - great for classrooms, scout groups, and anyone who loves the outdoors. *Note: Although there are only 4 species of venomous snakes in Texas, there are several subspecies of these snakes (10 rattlesnakes, 1 cottonmouth, 3 copperheads, 1 coral snake). The Southeast Texas poster displays the subspecies found in that area. Contact us for information about the venomous snakes found in your area.*

1. Texas Coral Snake - Micrurus fulvius tener

2. Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

3. Broadbanded Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus

4. Trans-Pecos Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster

5. Western Cottonmouth - Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma

6. Desert Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii

7. Western Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus

8. Western Pigmy Rattlesnake - Sistrurus miliarius streckeri

9. Timber Rattlesnake - Crotalus horridus

10. Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus virdis virdis

11. Blacktail Rattlesnake - Crotalus molossus molossus

12. Mohave Rattlesnake - Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus

13. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox

14. Mottled Rock Rattlesnake - Crotalus lepidus lepidus

15. Banded Rock Rattlesnake - Crotalus lepidus klauberi