Around 100 different snake species can be found throughout the United States. 22 of these snake species are venomous. Apart from Alaska, Maine, Rhode Island and Hawaii, every US State has at least one venomous snake species.
Each year, 7,000-8,000 people are estimated to be bitten by venomous snakes in the United States, leading to around 5 snake-related casualties. Most fatal snake bites in the U.S. are delivered to the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake that are native in the Southern United States.
On this website, you can find an overview and description of the most common snakes found in each state of the USA. If you encounter a snake that you cannot identify yourself, you can upload a picture and the location where you found you snake on our Snake Identification Page. We will be happy to identify the snake for you.
For an overview of native snakes in your US state, use the map below to click on your state. If the map is not working or too small to tap on mobile devices, just scroll down to get to the alphabetical link list of all US states and their snake species.
If the map does not work for any reason, just click on any of the links below to get to the overview of snakes for each state.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.