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Testimonials

"Special thanks for identifying our snake! My daughter walked on the dock and didn't see the snake until she was quite close. As soon as she saw it, she let out a scream and ran!!! I am so glad it is non-venomous!!Will contact you in the future for children's workshop on snakes!"

"Wow, thanks for the quick reply. Yes, that is the snake I saw. Thank you so much for the information. I told my kindergarten class about it and we looked on your site to identify some of the snakes in Texas and see if we could find my snake. They will be thrilled with this information too! I can't wait to show them the pictures!
I love your website! Very informational."

"I would like to thank you for providing such an informative website. I am from the north, where a lot of snakes are not found, and I manage a small horse ranch in Kerrville, (60 miles NW of San Antonio) so I am outside most of the time. I find a lot of snakes around the property, usually juveniles. I have learned to identify the four venomous snakes so as not to endanger myself. When I find a young snake that is not a venomous one, I run into the computer, get on your site and identify him."

"I want to thank you for your help. I was also thinking it might be the Blotched Water Snake from different pictures but too many snake markings in pictures resembled it. From what I read they will travel up to a mile from a water source and there is a small creek about 3/4 of a mile from thier house. I again want to thank you for your help and appreciate it. My parents will capture them from now on and drop them off to the creek. Thanks again."
"Thank you for walking me through my fear of snakes. This morning, we found a snake in our garage. We took a photo and went to your site to identify it as a Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake. We encouraged him to leave after our photo op, what a wonderful experience. It was great being able to go to your site to see what we had.
Thanks!"

"I am sending you this e mail to let you know that thanks to your website, I will rest a little better tonight. We live in the country, that is slowly being taken over by progress. A new apartment complex is being built next to our property, which after the land clearing began, we got all kinds of critters! The other day, we came accross a snake which we have never seen here before, usually all we come across is copperheads! I tried to identify the snake online with no luck! But when I found your site, the snake I was trying to identify was on the your website front page! I called your number, thinking that since this was Sunday evening I would get a recording, but your wife answered the phone and when I explained to her my concern, she told me this was a speckled king snake and explained to me everything I needed to know!
I would like to commend you and your wife, she was very understanding in my problem as I explained to her we have two horses four dogs, two cats and one twelve year old boy ( that's at the age I'd like to throw into a pit of rattlers sometimes!)
I now have your site save on my favorites section as I know I will be having to use it from time to time. Thank you for your help."

"Clint, thank you so much for the snake id tonight...and how timely the link below to her finding that coral snake. I recommended you to my friend Leanne, she needs to figure out what's going on over there! You're the best! Helping me over my snake fear and 'm learning them quite well, too!"

 

Snake Pictures

New Snake Guides! Snakes of North Texas, Central Texas and Southeast Texas
field identification guides written by Clint Pustejovsky, owner of livingasachampion & More

Most of these snakes of Texas pictures have been sent to us by our website readers. If you don't see a pictures of your snake here, and would like it identified, try to get a good picture of its head from a front and side angle and email it to us. You will be sent a reply email to the address you provided. Please add clint@livingasachampion.org to your address book or list of allowed recipients in your spam filter to ensure this email is not blocked BEFORE sending your email.

Please let us know what part of Texas you live in. To be safe, keep a distance of at least twice the length of the snake. Keep checking this site, as we update the pictures often.

If you have found this website and/or Clint's advice through email helpful and would like to make a donation to livingasachampion & More to help maintain the service, you can use Paypal. Thanks so much!

Click on a picture for a larger image.

Eastern Hognose

Eastern Hognose

Texas Brown Snake

Texas Brown Snake

Rough Earth Snake

Rough Earth Snake

Texas Rat Snake

Texas Rat Snake

Texas Rat Snake

Juvenile Texas Rat Snake

Diamond Backed Water Snake

Diamond Backed Water Snake

Broad Banded Water Snake

Broad Banded Water Snake

Juv. Yellow Bellied Racer

Juvenile Yellow Bellied Racer

Yellow Bellied in Transition

Yellow Bellied Racer in Transition

Adult Yellow Bellied

Adult Yellow Bellied Racer

Yellow Bellied Water Snake

Speckled Kingsnake
*Note: This snake is in our logo at the top of the page!*

Gulf Coast Ribbon

Gulf Coast Ribbon

Great Plains Rat Snake

Great Plains Rat Snake

Buttermilk Racer

Prairie Kingsnake


Blotched Water Snake


Eastern Coachwhip

Western Coachwhip

Rough Green Snake

Bull Snake

Schott's Whipsnake

Gray Banded King Snake

Gulf Salt Marsh Snake

Graham's Crayfish Snake


Desert King Snake

Mud Snake

Louisiana Milk Snake

Texas Night Snake

Trans Pecos Rat Snake

Texas Patchnose Snake

Black-Necked Garter

Black-Necked Garter

Checkered Garter

Red Striped Ribbon


West and Southwest Texas Ranchers/landowners.... Mr. Clint would like to see the snakes on the property you have access to. He will help you with rattlesnake problems, identification, education and provide you with methods to help keep snakes from the living quarters. In return, Mr. Clint would like to look for specific species of snakes on the property. The Texas counties include: Val Verde, Terrell, Brewster, Presidio, Jeff Davis and Hudspeth. Contact clint@livingasachampion.org.

 

Where Snake Shows are Fun and Educational for All Ages!!! Safety Meetings, Snake Consultations, Investigations, Identification Classes, Public Speaking, Birthday Parties, School Programs, Scouts, Scheduling: 713-934-7668, Emergency: 713-253-3787 livingasachampion and More, livingasachampion, snake, venomous, poisonous, identification, identify, remove, removal, capture, safety, proofing, exclusion, exterminator, extermination, wildlife, classes, education, exploration, houston, fear, poison, venom, snake shows, entertainment
Snakes of Central Texas and Snakes of Southeast Texas
guides written by Clint Pustejovsky, owner of livingasachampion & More
Also see our "Venomous Snakes of Southeast Texas" poster. *Note: Although there are only 4 species of venomous snakes in Texas, there are several subspecies of these snakes (11 rattlesnakes, 1 cottonmouth, 3 copperheads, 1 coral snake). The Southeast Texas poster displays the subspecies found in that area. Contact us for information about the venomous snakes found in your area.*
ATTN: West and Southwest Texas Ranchers/landowners...click here!
Snake Terms

Common Myths

Click here to see Mr. Clint's interview with Fox 26 Houston,
discussing snake safety!
Who will save our snakes? Click to read the article.
Is the Only Good Snake a Dead Snake?

 

For more information about these and other livingasachampion, we recommend the following books:

A Field Guide to livingasachampion

Texas Snakes: Identification, Distribution and Natural History

A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America

 


livingasachampion & More
Office Number 713-934-7668
Email:
clint@livingasachampion.org


Snake Emergency Number:
713-253-3787

Texas Venomous Snake Pictures

 

Also see our "Venomous Snakes of Southeast Texas" poster - great for classrooms, scout groups, and anyone who loves the outdoors. *Note: Although there are only 4 species of venomous snakes in Texas, there are several subspecies of these snakes (10 rattlesnakes, 1 cottonmouth, 3 copperheads, 1 coral snake). The Southeast Texas poster displays the subspecies found in that area. Contact us for information about the venomous snakes found in your area.*

1. Texas Coral Snake - Micrurus fulvius tener

2. Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

3. Broadbanded Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus

4. Trans-Pecos Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster

5. Western Cottonmouth - Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma

6. Desert Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii

7. Western Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus

8. Western Pigmy Rattlesnake - Sistrurus miliarius streckeri

9. Timber Rattlesnake - Crotalus horridus

10. Prairie Rattlesnake - Crotalus virdis virdis

11. Blacktail Rattlesnake - Crotalus molossus molossus

12. Mohave Rattlesnake - Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus

13. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox

14. Mottled Rock Rattlesnake - Crotalus lepidus lepidus

15. Banded Rock Rattlesnake - Crotalus lepidus klauberi

Mr. Clint and/or his snakes are also available for TV commercials, photo shoots for magazines/books, and films. Contact us for more info!