Q:

What is a black snake with an orange stripe?

A:

Quick Answer

The orange-striped ribbonsnake, also known as the Western ribbonsnake, has a yellow or orange stripe bordered by two wide black stripes running down its back. This snake can grow up to 20 to 30 inches.

Know More

Full Answer

The Western ribbonsnake is one type of gartersnake. When it's captured, it gives off a nasty-smelling musk from the glands at its tail's base. This snake is usually active at daytime, but can become nocturnal in hot weather. The orange-striped ribbonsnake is often seen near bodies of water, their meals comprising of small frogs, salamanders and earthworms. This species of snake is active in the months of April through October.

Learn more about Snakes

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What does a baby black snake look like?

    A:

    A baby black snake, or baby black racer snake, looks very different from the adult of the species. It has light-colored spots that darken as the snake matures. Eventually, it looks completely black in color.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a red-bellied black snake?

    A:

    The red-bellied black snake is a member of the Elapidae family and is native to eastern Australia. It's a venomous species that's common in forests, woodlands and swamplands and is often seen near bodies of water. The snake is glossy black on its dorsal side and is crimson, red or pink on the sides and belly. The species may reach more than 6 feet in length.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a black snake with white stripes?

    A:

    A black snake with white stripes could be a California kingsnake, eastern kingsnake, common garter snake or striped racer. None of these snakes are poisonous or dangerous to humans, but they should be left alone if found in the wild.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do black snake eggs look like?

    A:

    The black snake's eggs look like overgrown white beans. Being covered in mud, they look like polished white stones. If they are clean, they can also appear to be some very big grains of rice.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore