On this page, you can find an overview of snakes in North Dakota. The list is separated into non-venomous and venomous snakes in North Dakota. 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.
Ten snake species that can be found in North Dakota. The western rattlesnake (also called prairie rattlesnake) is the only venomous snake found in North Dakota. Other common non-venomous snakes in North Dakota are garter snakes (plains garter snakes, common garter snake and in the west small populations of the western terrestrial garter snake), racer snakes, the redbelly snake and species that mimic the appearance of rattlesnakes (the Pacific gopher snake and the western hognose snake). You’ll find more information about all of these snakes through the links below.
If you have encountered a snake in North Dakota 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.