Top 5 Snakes That Are Non Poisonous


Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.  Find out some Non-Poisonous Snakes.

1. Emerald Tree Boa

The emerald tree boa is a non-venomous boa species found in the rainforests of South America. Adults tree boa grow to about 6 feet in length. They have highly developed front teeth that are likely proportionately larger than those of any other non-venomous snake.

The color pattern typically consists of an emerald green ground color with a white zigzag stripe or so-called “lightning bolts”. The diet consists primarily of small mammals, but they have been known to eat some smaller bird species as well as lizards and frogs.

Emerald Tree Boa Snake

Nate J E /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Emerald Tree Boa Snake

2. Garter Snake

Garter snake also called gardener snake, is the common name given to harmless. These snakes are small to medium-size and endemic to North America. Garter snakes populate a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, fields, grasslands and lawns. Garter snakes cannot kill humans with the small amounts of comparatively mild venom they produce.

Coast Garter Snake

Steve Jurvetson /CC BY 2.0 | Coast Garter Snake

3. Bullsnakes

The bullsnake is a large non-venomous colubrid snake endemic to southwestern Canada. They are usually yellow in color, with brown, white, black or sometimes reddish colored blotching. Bullsnakes are not fast movers and often have to take other defensive actions. Bullsnakes eat small mammals, such as mice, rats, pocket gophers, ground squirrels and rabbits.


Psyon /CC BY-SA 3.0 | Bullsnake

4. Rough Green Snake

Rough green snake is a non-venomous North American colubrid. It is sometimes called grass snake or green grass snake. The rough green snake is docile, often allowing close approach by humans and rarely bites. The rough green snake is bright green above and has a yellowish belly.

It grows up to 116 cm in total length and is very thin. Its diet consists mostly of insects, arthropods but some snails and tree frogs are eaten as well. Predators of the rough green snake include birds and other snakes.

Rough Green Snake

Hunter Desportes /CC BY 2.0 | Rough Green Snake

5. Python (Python Molurus)

Python molurus is a large non-venomous python species found in many tropic and subtropic areas of Southern and Southeast Asia. It is known by the common names Indian python, black-tailed python and Indian rock python. The species is limited to Southern Asia.

It is generally lighter colored than the Burmese python and reaches usually 9.8 ft. They are very good swimmers and are quite at home in water. These snakes are carnivore animals and feed on mammals, birds and reptiles.  After a heavy meal, they are disinclined to move. If forced to, hard parts of the meal may tear through the body.

Python Molurus

Ralf Nolte /CC BY-SA 2.0 | Python Molurus

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