The bull snake is not a venomous snake and does not have poisonous fangs. However, it can deliver a painful bite and will lunge at anything it finds threatening.
Bull snakes are native to the central United States and can be found from Texas all the way to southern Canada. They are constrictors, which are snakes that kill by coiling around their prey and suffocating them, and are considered beneficial to human beings because of their role in rodent control. Their primary prey include mice, rats, gophers and ground squirrels. They also are known to eat rabbits, lizards, ground-nesting birds and birds' eggs.Learn More
Most snakes can see, but different species of snakes see in different levels of detail. Some snakes even have a second form of sight using specially evolved receptors to detect heat.Full Answer >
Black mambas eat small mammals found in their African range, including rodents such as squirrels and others such as hyraxes, along with occasional birds. They kill their prey with venom, striking twice and injecting a neurotoxin, and they do not eat until their prey is paralyzed or dead.Full Answer >
Nonvenomous snakes include water snakes and land snakes, such as the brown water snake, banded water snake, mud snake, Eastern Indigo snake and scarlet kingsnake. Nonvenomous snakes vary widely in their appearances, habitats and sizes. Some closely resemble poisonous snakes, and even live in close proximity of them, while others are as gentile and nonaggressive as they appear.Full Answer >
The southern ringneck snake, sometimes called the Florida ringneck snake, is black with a red ring around its neck. There are other, similar species with orange and yellow bands around their necks.Full Answer >