On this page, you can find an overview of the 11 snake species that can be found in Vermont. The timber rattlesnake is the only venomous snake of Vermont.
If you have encountered a snake in Vermont 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.
Venomous snakes in Vermont
The timber rattlesnake is the only venomous snake found in Vermont. It is rarely seen and listed as an endangered species in the state.
The timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, is a venomous snake native to the Eastern part of North America. It is usually around 40 inches (100 cm) long and light or dark brown with several dark brown, jagged, crossband patterns around its ...
Of the 10 non-venomous snakes of Vermont, the common gartersnake, the milksnake, the northern watersnake and the red-bellied snake are the most common species. The ribbon snake is rarely seen while the eastern rat snake and the North American racer are listed as threatened species.