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Ribbon Snake Western

Ribbon Snake Western
Species Name:
Thamnophis proximus
Not venomous

Common Name:
Ribbon Snake Western

Species Name:
Thamnophis proximus

Non-Venomous

KSNPC status is: Threatened

Appearance:

Similar in appearance to Eastern ribbon snake but look for a pair of spots on the head that are large, brightly colored and touch each other.

Notes:

Never found far from streams, wetlands or other aquatic habitats. Food habits are similar to Eastern ribbon snake.

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