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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

bullBull snake
prairie kingPrairie kingsnake
milkMilk snake
great plains ratGreat Plains rat snake
racerYellowbelly racer
common kingCommon kingsnake

Family Natricidae
Harmless live-bearing snakes

linedLined snake
brownBrown snake
northern waterNorthern water snake
garterCommon garter snake

Family Dipsadidae
Rear-fanged snakes

flatheadFlathead snake
wormWorm snake

Family Crotalidae
Pit vipers