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This is a list of snakes found in Kentucky.

Common name Scientific name Venomous Image
Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix Venomous Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix CDC-a.png
Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus Venomous ZollmanTimberRattlesnake.jpg
Western Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma Venomous Juvenile Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma.jpg
Western Pigmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius streckeri Venomous Sistrurus miliarius streckeri.jpg
Black Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula Non-venomous Lampropeltis getula getula.jpg
Black Racer Eastern racer Non-venomous Coluber constrictor anthicus.jpg
Black Rat Snake Pantherophis obsoletus Non-venomous Black Rat Snake - Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta, Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, Virginia.jpg
Broad-Banded Water Snake Nerodia fasciata confluens Non-venomous Nerodia fasciata CDC.png
Brown Snake Storeria dekayi Non-venomous Eastern Brown Snake.jpg
Copperbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Non-venomous Iowaherps-nerodia erythrogaster neglecta.jpg
Corn Snake Elaphe guttata Non-venomous Kornnatter.jpg
Diamondback Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer Non-venomous Daimondback Watersnake.jpg
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Non-venomous Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Wooster.jpg
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos Non-venomous Eastern Hognose Snake.jpg
Eastern Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus sauritus Non-venomous EasternRibbonSnake.jpg
Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandii Non-venomous Kirtland's Snake.jpg
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum Non-venomous Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum) (27916193197).jpg
Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion Non-venomous Mississippi Green Water Snake.jpg
Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus Non-venomous Suwanee County FL Pine Snake.jpg
Northern Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata Non-venomous Redbelly Snake - Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata.jpg
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon Non-venomous Nerodia sipedonPCSL02111B1.jpg
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster Non-venomous Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster.jpg
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata Non-venomous Regina septemvittataPCCA20060513-3674B.jpg
Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus Non-venomous Diadophis punctatus1.jpg
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus Non-venomous Opheodrys aestivus - rough green snake cropped.jpg
Scarlet Kingsnake Lampropeltis elapsoides Non-venomous G-Bartolotti SK.jpg
Scarlet Snake Cemophora coccinea Non-venomous Cemophora coccinea, Scarlet Snake.jpg
Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae Non-venomous Iowaherps-virginia valeriae.jpg
Southeastern Crowned Snake Tantilla coronata Non-venomous Southeastern Crown Snake.jpg
Western Mud Snake Farancia abacura reinwardtii Non-venomous Western Mud Snake.jpg
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus Non-venomous Thamnophis proximus.jpg
Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus Non-venomous Carphophis amoenus amoenus.jpg
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