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Top 10 Non-Vᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs Snakes In The World

Fear of snakes is quite common. Even a small snakes could sᴄᴀʀe us. But, not all snakes are ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs. Here the list of 10 non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes in the world.

1. Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald tree boas are green tree python look alike non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes. They live in the rain forests of South America. Emerald tree boas appear in light green color with wʜɪᴛe irregular zigzag stripes. They are also known as green tree boas and emerald boa.

Emerald tree boas have a length between 1.5 and 2 meters. They also have large front teeth than any other non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes in the world. Emerald boas are tree-dwelling snakes. The powerful body and prehensile tail help them to move from branches to branches. The ᴅɪᴇt of emerald boa consists of amphibians, small mammals, birds and small reptiles.

2. Four-lined Snake

Four-lined snakes are the largest non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs species of rat snakes in Europe. They are named after four dark stripes on their yellowish brown body. The adult snake reaches up to a length of 1.8 meters. Four-lined snakes present in Italy, Slovenia and Greece. They feed on mice, lizards and rats.

3. Milk Snake

Milk snakes are one of most colorful snakes in the world. They have dark blotches and lighter stripes on the body. The blotches of their body are in black and the light stripes vary from red, orange yellow or wʜɪᴛe. Milk snakes are non ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes. The color pattern of milk snakes have great resemblance with ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs coral snakes. It is difficult to tell the difference between a coral snake and milk snake.

The ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs coral snakes have red, yellow, black yellow color pattern and a black head. The ʜᴀʀᴍless milk snakes have black, red, black , yellow pattern and and a red head. Milk snakes inhabit in rocky slopes and forested regions of U.S and Central America. They mainly eat slugs, earthworms, crickets and insects.

4. Bull Snake

Bull snake is a large non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snake found in Southwestern Canada, Western Mexico and Southern United States. They also called as ‘gopher snakes’ in U.S. Bull snakes would readily sᴛʀɪᴋe when they get disturbed. But they are not ʜᴀʀᴍful because they have no ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍ. They also vibrate their tail and hiss loudly on the approach of predators.

Bull snakes have a length between 40 and 72 inches. They have creamy or yellowish brown body with dark blotches. Bull snakes inhabit in pine barren and open country. Bull snakes are farmer-friendly snakes because they eat plenty of crop ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏing rodents.

5. Eastern Garter Snake

Eastern garter snakes are endemic to North America, found in grᴀssy habitats. Eastern garter snakes are ʜᴀʀᴍless to humans. They sᴛʀɪᴋe on disturbance and it makes allergic reaction to humans. They also release a foul smell from its gland to escape from the predators.

The adult Eastern garter snakes have a length up to 26 inches. They appear in dark green to black color with three yellow stripes. Eastern garter snakes often confuse with queen snakes because they have two yellowish stripes on its back.

6. Northern Water Snake

Northern water snakes are found in the Northeastern United States. It is a non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snake that inhabits in rivers, ponds, marshes, lakes and bogs. They appear in either brownish or grayish . Northern water snakes can be mistaken for ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes like water moccasins or rattle snake .So, people sometimes ᴋɪʟʟ them on sight.

If you disturb a northern water snake it would definitely ʙɪᴛᴇ you. Because they are very ᴀɢɢʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ. But you won’t get in trouble as these snakes posses no ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍ. The ʙɪᴛᴇ is just the defensive method. Northern water snake also release foul smell and regurgitate their meal to defend the predators.

During the Spring and Fall they become very social and found in groups to basking in the Sunlight. Northern water snakes mainly feed on insects, fish, mice and turtles.

7. Anaconda

Anacondas are the largest and heaviest known species of snakes in the world. They have a length between 25 -30 feet and weigh up to 230 kilograms. Anacondas can be found in tropical rainforests of South America. There are four different types of anacondas, green anaconda, yellow anaconda, dark spotted anaconda and Bolivian anaconda.

Green anaconda is the largest species of Anaconda in the world. All species of Anacondas are non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs. Anacondas are not potentially ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs to humans. But they are powerful enough to ᴋɪʟʟ a human. The anaconda ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋs on human are extremely rare in the world. Anacondas only ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ us when they get ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛened.

Like pythons Anacondas also possess constriction method to ᴋɪʟʟ their prey. They coil around the large prey an crush down its ʙᴏɴᴇs to swallow it. Anacondas mainly eat wild pigs, turtles, fishes and caimans.

8. Python

Pythons are one of largest and powerful snakes in the world. There are 26 different species of pythons in the world. They live in rainforests and deserts of Africa and Asia. All species of pythons are non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs. Still pythons are potentially ʜᴀʀᴍful to human because they are large and powerful. There are a number of documented cases of python ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ on human.

The African pythons, Indian pythons, Burmese pythons and Amethystine pythons are most ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs species within the family. Being non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs, some species of pythons also found as pets. The ball python is one of most popular exotic pets in the world.

Most species of pythons have skin color similar to their habitat. It helps them to hide away from the preys and to make a surprise ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ. They also have heat sensing ᴏʀɢᴀɴs to detect the presence of the prey.

Pythons ᴋɪʟʟ their preys by constriction. They will wrap around the prey and squeeze it until it sᴜffᴏᴄᴀᴛᴇs. Then the python will swallows the whole ᴅᴇᴀᴅ prey in one piece. Their ᴅɪᴇt includes deer, wild pigs, mice and small mammals.

9. Black Rat Snake

Black rat snake is one of common snakes found in North America. They are non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs and very large in size, has an average length between 4 and 6 feet. They found in rocky and wooded hillsides, open fields and mountain ledges. When startled black snakes becomes very ᴀɢɢʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ. They vibrate their tail in ᴅᴇᴀᴅ leaves to mimic like ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs rattle snake.  They also possess a ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛen posture by wrinkle themselves into a series of twists.

Like bull snakes, black rat snakes are also economically beneficial snake because they feed on crop ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢing rodents. In that way farmers can also reduce the usage of chemical ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴs that affect the environment. The ᴅɪᴇt list of black rat snake also includes rabbits, small birds and lizards.

10. Rough Green Snake

Rough green snake or grᴀss green snake is a non-ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snake found in the Southeastern United States. They inhabit in open forests and woodlands. As the name indicates, grᴀss green snakes have bright green upper part and yellowish belly. This coloration allows them to posses great camouflage in green vegetation.

Rough green snakes have very thin long body, reach up to a average length of 45 inches. They spend most of time on trees and low bushes in searching for food. Rough green snakes mainly eat cricketers, grᴀsshoppers, small frogs and spiders.

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