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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

Non-Venomous

KSNPC status is: Special Concern

Appearance:

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

Notes:

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

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