What kind of snakes does Washington State have?
|Common name||Scientific name||Conservation status|
|Gopher snake (Pacific gopher snake)||Pituophis catenifer catenifer||Not evaluated|
|Night snake||Hypsiglena torquata||Least concern|
|Northwestern garter snake||Thamnophis ordinoides||Least concern|
|Racer||Coluber constrictor||Least concern|
Are there any poisonous snakes in Washington state? Out of the dozen or so species of snakes that are native to Washington state, only one, the Western rattlesnake, is venomous enough to be of a hazard to humans. As they are not found in Western Washington, you can usually assume any snake you encounter in the greater Seattle area is not venomous to humans.
Are there king snakes in Washington state? Kingsnakes and Milk Snakes
A few areas along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington host the very colorful California Mountain Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis zonata).
How do I identify a snake?
- Head Shape: Is the head shaped like a broad arrowhead, like a spade, or like an oval?
- Eyes: Are the eyes large or small?
- Scales: What texture are the scales, rough or smooth?
- Patterns: What kinds of patterns does the snake have?
- Color: Which color(s) is the snake?