The most common snakes with black and orange coloring are orange-striped ribbonsnakes, corn snakes and ringneck snakes. These species are all nonvenomous and harmless to humans.Know More
Ribbonsnakes have orange to yellow stripes running the length of their bodies. The upper body is otherwise black except for a yellow or orange spot on the head, while the underside is greenish or cream-colored. These snakes are 20 to 30 inches in length.
Corn snakes are longer, growing up to 72 inches. They are usually orange to brownish-yellow in color with darker splotches bordered in black along their backs. A corn snake's belly has alternating black and white markings.
Ringneck snakes are usually grayish but can be nearly black and have a single orange or yellow band just behind the head. Their bellies are yellow to orange. They generally measure no more than 15 inches in length.Learn more about Snakes
A black snake with an orange belly is most likely a ringneck snake. Ringneck snakes can vary in color, from tan to almost black, and they have a yellow or orange underbelly and a broken yellowish ring around the neck.Full Answer >
The Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster, also known as the yellow-belly water snake, has a greenish-grey outer body and a yellow belly and neck. The snake's labial scales are also yellow. Yellow-belly water snakes are often confused with venomous cottonmouth snakes, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History.Full Answer >
Ringneck snakes have a dark body with a light yellow-orange ring around its neck. They grow no bigger than 15 inches and are harmless to people.Full Answer >
In captivity, corn snakes typically live from 15 to 20 years, depending on their individual care, diet and handling. Wild corn snakes have a much shorter lifespan than pet corn snakes.Full Answer >