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If you have better, more up-to-date resources
than what's listed below, please send me the link.
"HELP! I found a snake in my yard and I don't know what it is?
brown and green with stripes. Can you tell me what it is?"
Below is a list of resources for people who want to learn more
about identifying snakes in their area. ADVICE: If you find a
snake, leave it alone! Do not disturb it! Snakes do not
humans unless they feel threatened by you. Plus, for many snake
species...this is the northern-most area of their distribution &
habitat. Snake populations within the Northeast are generally smaller
than populations in the Southeast (where climate is
warmer). Therefore, some snakes are endangered or protected
in the Northeastern states.
DISCLAIMER: The name of my website was simply chosen based on
where I live (which is the Northeast region of the U.S.). My
website is not designed to provide snake identification. I will not attempt
to identify snakes based on photos or descriptions e-mailed to me. Please do not ask.
|As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Northeast region
of the United States covers nine states*: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. |
Maryland, and Northern
Virginia are sometimes referred to as part of the Northeast.
However, to keep things simple, I have excluded them (my apologies to the residents of those states!).
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Timber Rattlesnake Resource
http://www.newenglandreptile.com/timber.htmlField Guide for Snakes of NJ
Field Guide for Snakes of NY
Field Guide for Snakes of MA
http://www.umass.edu/nrec/pdf_files/ma_snake_guide.pdfField Guide for Snakes of CT
http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/wildlife/pdf_files/nongame/snkwebview.pdfField Guide for Snakes of PA
Field Guide for Snakes of RI
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/fishwild/pdf/risnakes.pdfField Guide for Snakes of NH
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/Nongame/snakes.htmField Guide for Snakes of VT
http://community.middlebury.edu/~herpatlas/the_atlas.htmField Guide for Snakes of Maine