8 Black Snakes in Nevada
Known for its beautiful mountains, lakes, and deserts, Nevada is home to many different forms of wildlife, including several types of snakes.
While snakes often inspire fear in hikers and campers, they are not typically dangerous, and they are important to maintaining balance in Nevada’s ecosystems. Even the more dange
Learn More1. Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii)One of the few dangerous black snakes in Nevada is the speckled rattlesnake. However, these venomous pit vipers only live in
Learn More2. Western Shovelnose Snake (Chionactis occipitalis)These small black snakes live in southern Nevada, usually in rocky canyons and valleys, as well as sandy deserts.
Learn More3. Ring-Necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus)Another rather small black snake in Nevada is the ring-necked snake. These slender-bodied snakes live in southern Nevada in a wi
Learn More4. Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)These snakes can be dark brown or black, with vibrant white or pale-yellow bands, rings, stripes, bars, or spots. Kingsnakes liv
Learn More5.Desert Striped Whipsnake (Coluber Masticophis taeniatus taeniatus)The desert striped whipsnake can be found all across the state of Nevada. These snakes live in canyons
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