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Snakes of the Southwest

Snakes of the Southwest

Post photographs of native snakes found in the Southwest, including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Utah. Please include a habitat description and time of day of your encounter. Mission for free-living snakes in their natural habitat only. Sign in to join mission

Snakes of the Southwest
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The American Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Utah - is home to a great diversity of snakes adapted to the harsh conditions of the desert. Unfortunately snakes are one of the most feared and reviled groups of animals on the planet. However, snakes serve many important functions in all ecosystems they are found, playing key roles as both predator and prey. By documenting the diversity and beauty of these legless reptiles, we can hope to encourage people to promote conservation, respect, and even love of snakes.

Snakes of the Southwest

Lat: 35.03 Long: -106.71

Recent Spottings

Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer Cameron Young-CSC Snake 2 0 Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer
Sonoran Whipsnake GeoffreyPalmer 1 0 Sonoran Whipsnake
Desert night snake Lilly Morphew 3 1 Desert night snake
Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer - juvenile Entropy freak 5 0 Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer - juvenile
Spotting PatrickWare 2 0 Spotting
Spotting PatrickWare 0 2 Spotting
Long-nosed snake Goody 2 0 Long-nosed snake
Western Ground Snake RSR 2 0 Western Ground Snake
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake BryanHughes 2 0 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Hopi Rattlesnake BryanHughes 2 0 Hopi Rattlesnake
Trans-Pecos Ratsnake RSR 6 1 Trans-Pecos Ratsnake
Arizona Ridge Nosed Rattlesnake BryanHughes 4 1 Arizona Ridge Nosed Rattlesnake
Prairie Kingsnake Entropy freak 1 0 Prairie Kingsnake
Garter snake shawnalaborde 0 2 Garter snake
Great Plains Ratsnake GeoffreyPalmer 11 1 Great Plains Ratsnake
Panamint Rattlesnake BryanHughes 2 1 Panamint Rattlesnake
Arizona Black Rattlesnake BryanHughes 17 5 Arizona Black Rattlesnake
Panamint Rattlesnake BryanHughes 4 0 Panamint Rattlesnake
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake BryanHughes 2 0 Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
Arizona Glossy Snake BryanHughes 1 0 Arizona Glossy Snake
western ring tail damondback NickHernandez 0 0 western ring tail damondback
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake BryanHughes 1 0 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake BryanHughes 1 0 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake BryanHughes 1 0 Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
California Kingsnake BryanHughes 1 0 California Kingsnake
Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes BryanHughes 1 0 Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes
Arizona Mountain Kingsnake BryanHughes 8 0 Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
Unnamed spotting chlorideflats 0 4 Unnamed spotting
Arizona Ridgenosed Rattlesnake BryanHughes 2 0 Arizona Ridgenosed Rattlesnake
Mojave Rattlesnake BryanHughes 2 0 Mojave Rattlesnake
Banded Rock Rattlesnake BryanHughes 3 0 Banded Rock Rattlesnake
Great Basin Gophersnake BryanHughes 2 0 Great Basin Gophersnake
Lyresnake BryanHughes 2 0 Lyresnake
Lyresnake BryanHughes 2 0 Lyresnake
Northern Blacktailed Rattlesnake BryanHughes 4 0 Northern Blacktailed Rattlesnake
Sonoran coralsnake Aaron_G 7 1 Sonoran coralsnake
Sonoran Coralsnake BryanHughes 5 0 Sonoran Coralsnake
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake BryanHughes 1 1 Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
Arizona Ridgenosed Rattlesnake BryanHughes 1 0 Arizona Ridgenosed Rattlesnake
Sonoran Sidewinder BryanHughes 1 0 Sonoran Sidewinder
Twin Spotted Rattlesnake BryanHughes 3 0 Twin Spotted Rattlesnake
Northern Blacktailed Rattlesnake BryanHughes 5 1 Northern Blacktailed Rattlesnake
Arizona Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake BryanHughes 4 0 Arizona Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake
Bullsnake GeoffreyPalmer 5 2 Bullsnake
Diamondback Water Snake GeoffreyPalmer 3 0 Diamondback Water Snake
Night Snake GeoffreyPalmer 2 0 Night Snake
Sidewinder GeoffreyPalmer 1 0 Sidewinder
Mojave Rattlesnake GeoffreyPalmer 1 0 Mojave Rattlesnake
Western Cottonmouth Jack Settle 5 2 Western Cottonmouth
Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake GeoffreyPalmer 2 1 Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake

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