University of Massachusetts Amherst

Snake of Massachusetts

Solid or Plain Colored Snakes

Is the Snake…

  • Green with a light belly; uses a variety of habitats, usually with abundant ground cover; moderately common (12-20", up to 26")? If Yes, click here
  • Small, dark gray to black with a complete yellow ring around the neck, yellow belly and smooth scales; occasionally found in basements; common (10-15", up to 27")? If Yes, click here
  • Small and Brown? (less than 18 inches) If Yes, click here
  • Medium to large, black or dark brown? (greater than 18 inches)? If Yes, click here
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