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Snakes

Copper Head (Brown Banded)

Copperhead Snake

  • Classification of service:  covered under Additional Services  Snake Removal or Snake Repellent
  • Very common throughout central Texas and plentiful in woodland areas with tree shaded ground cover
  • This is a venomous snake best concealed within fallen oak leaves and debris
  • To house its large venomous glands the base of the head is 3 times the width of the snake.

 

Cottonmouth

Cottonmouth Snake

  • Classification of service:  covered under Additional Services  Snake Removal or Snake Repellent
  • Also known as a Water Moccasin.
  • Can be found a few hundred yards of wooded ponds and creeks.
  • This is a venomous snake but less than 1% of people bitten by this snake receive mortal injury.
  • The average length is between 20 to 30 inches, although its not unreasonable for them to reach 3 feet in length.

 

Diamondback Water Snake

Diamondback Water Snake

  • Classification of service:  covered under Additional Services  Snake Removal or Snake Repellent
  • Non venomous snake which closely resembles that of a cottonmouth
  • Will be found in or around permanent water areas
  • Average length is 30-34 inches.

Rat Snake

Rat Snake

  • Classification of service:  covered under Additional Services  Snake Removal or Snake Repellent
  • Also known as the chicken snake.
  • Very aggressive but non venomous.
  • They can get up to 7 feet long (4-6 ft is average)
  • They are great climbers and can be found in trees.
  • Commonly misidentified as a rattle snake because they appear to rattle.
  • Depending on how much sun and how dark they are can even resemble a cottonmouth.

 

Images Property of:

Field Guide to Texas Insects,
Drees, B.M. and John Jackman,
Copyright 1999
Gulf Publishing Company,
Houston, Texas