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Behavioral Ecology

Snakes of the Konza Prairie

Life history information and range maps from:  Collins, J. T., S. L. Collins, and T. W. Taggart,  2010. Amphibians, Reptiles and Turtles in Kansas, 3rd Edition, revised. University of Kansas, Eagle Mountain publishing, Eagle Mountain, Utah.

Click below for more information - colored counties of range map are those in which the species has been reported.

Family Colubridae - Harmless egg-laying snakes

black ratBlack rat snake


great plains ratGreat Plains rat snake

bullBull snake racerYellowbelly racer
prairie kingPrairie kingsnake common kingCommon kingsnake
 milkMilk snake  

     Family Natricidae - Harmless live-bearing snakes

linedLined snake  

northern waterNorthern water snake

brownBrown snake 

garterCommon garter snake


 Family Dipsadidae - Rear-fanged snakes

ringneckRingneck wormWorm snake
flatheadFlathead snake  

 Family Crotalidae - Pit vipers