On this page, you can find an overview of the nine snake species found in Maine. Maine is one of the few states in the United States where no venomous snakes can be found. A few decades ago, occasional sightings of the venomous timber rattlesnake have been recorded in Southern Maine. But since it hasn’t been found in Maine for several decades, it has been declared extirpated in Maine.
If you have encountered a snake in Maine that you cannot identify yourself, we’ll be happy to identify it for you. Simply take a picture of it and upload your picture, a quick description and the U.S. state where it was found here on our snake identification page.
List of non-venomous snakes in Maine
The most common of the nine snake species of Maine are the common garter snake and the common watersnake. The North American racer is listed as an endangered species in Main. The smallest snake in Maine is the red-bellied snake with a size of up to 12 inches (30 cm). The common garter snake, the milk snake and the common watersnake are Maine’s largest snakes with maximum sizes of up to 55 inches (135 cm).