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Ribbon Snake Eastern

Ribbon Snake Eastern
Species Name:
Thamnophis sauritus
Not venomous

Common Name:
Ribbon Snake Eastern

Species Name:
Thamnophis sauritus


KSNPC status is: Special Concern


Slender snake reaching 3' in length. Dark brown or black back with three bright yellow or white stripes. long tail


Eats salamanders, frogs, toads, small fish. Found near aquatic habitats and associated uplands.

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