Snakes in New Jersey

On this page, you can find an overview of snakes in New Jersey. The list is separated into non-venomous and venomous snakes in New Jersey. This should give you a quick overview if you are dealing with a venomous snake or not. Just click on any of the images or links to learn more about the snake.

If you have encountered a snake in New Jersey that is not yet on our list or 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 venomous snakes in New Jersey

Agkistrodon Contortrix - Copperhead Snake Information brown colored snake eastern north america venomous

Agkistrodon Contortrix – Copperhead Snake

The copperhead snake, Agkistrodon contortrix, is a venomous snake that can be found throughout the Eastern United States. It grows ...
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Crotalus Horridus Timber Rattlesnake information - light coloration body

Crotalus Horridus – Timber Rattlesnake

The timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, is a venomous snake native to the Eastern part of North America. It is usually ...
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List of non-venomous snakes in New Jersey

Thamnophis Sauritus - Ribbon Snake information and overview

Thamnophis Sauritus – Ribbon Snake

The ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus, is a common non-venomous garter snake species found in the Eastern United States. The snake ...
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Heterodon Platirhinos - Eastern Hognose Snake grey and black

Heterodon Platirhinos – Eastern Hognose Snake

The eastern hognose snake is a harmless medium-sized snake found in the Central and Eastern United States. The snake has ...
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Lampropeltis Getula - Common Kingsnake in the United States

Lampropeltis Getula – Common Kingsnake

The common kingsnake, also called the eastern kingnsnake, is a nonvenomous snake found in the Southeastern United States. The snake ...
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Lampropeltis Triangulum - Milk Snake information and overview

Lampropeltis Triangulum – Milk Snake

The milk snake is a nonvenomous snake that can be found in the Eastern and Central United States, in Canada ...
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Opheodrys Aestivus - Rough Green Snake information

Opheodrys Aestivus – Rough Green Snake

The rough green snake is a medium-sized green nonvenomous snake found in the Southeastern United States and in Mexico. It ...
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Opheodrys Vernalis - Smooth Green Snake information

Opheodrys Vernalis – Smooth Green Snake

The smooth green snake is a relatively small nonvenomous snake found throughout the Northeastern and Central United States. Its body ...
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Pantherophis Guttatus - Corn Snake information

Pantherophis Guttatus – Corn Snake

The corn snake, Pantherophis guttatus, is a non-venomous snake found throughout the Southeastern United States. Due to its poweful orange ...
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Pantherophis Alleghaniensis - Eastern Rat Snake black and white snake round eyes

Pantherophis Alleghaniensis – Eastern Rat Snake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, commonly called the eastern rat snake or the black rat snake is a large nonvenomous snake found in ...
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Nerodia sipedon Common water snake information

Nerodia Sipedon – Common Watersnake

The common watersnake is a nonvenomous snake that is often seen throughout the Eastern United States as well as Southeastern ...
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A red-brown redbelly snake found in Missouri

Storeria Occipitomaculata – Redbelly Snake

Storeria occipitomaculata, the redbelly snake is a small, dark brown , grey or black snake with a red, orange or ...
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Diadophis Punctatus - Ring-Necked Snake grey brown with yellow belly and yellow ring around its neck

Diadophis Punctatus – Ring-Necked Snake

The ring-necked snake, Diadophis punctatus, is a harmless small snake that can be found throughout most of the United States ...
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Carphophis Amoenus - Worm Snake information

Carphophis Amoenus – Worm Snake

The worm snake, Carphophis amoenus, is a small nonvenomous snake species that can be found throughout the Eastern United States ...
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Virginia Valeriae - Smooth Earth Snake virginia valeriae elegans western smooth earth snake

Virginia Valeriae – Smooth Earth Snake

The smooth earth snake, Virginia valeriae, is a small nonvenomous snake species that can be found throughout the southern and ...
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Storeria Dekayi - Brown Snake De Kay's Snake North America description and overview

Storeria Dekayi – Brown Snake

Storeris dekayi, commonly called the (American) brown snake or Dekay's snake is a small non-venomous snake that can be found ...
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Thamnophis Sirtalis - Common Garter Snake information and subspecies overview

Thamnophis Sirtalis – Common Garter Snake

The common garter snake is the best-known and most widespread species among the garter snakes. It can be found throughout ...
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Eastern racer Coluber constrictor in the United States overview

Coluber Constrictor – Racer

Coluber constrictor, commonly called the eastern racer is a nonvenomous snake species. The species contains eleven subspecies that can be ...
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