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Quiz: Snakes of Louisiana

Updated on December 25, 2014
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Louisiana has abundant wildlife, including reptiles such as snakes and turtles. All are welcome in Yvonne's backyard wildlife habitat.

Cottonmouth coiled and ready to strike.
Cottonmouth coiled and ready to strike.

How much do you know about snakes?

Are you a nature lover? How do you feel about poisonous and non-poisonous snakes? Do you think that King snakes and black racers are just fantastic? Or do you shy away from anything reptilian and slithery?

This quiz will test your knowledge of these beneficial reptiles. Can you make it through 10 questions without flinching?

Snakes are an important part of the ecosystem and they provide a valuable service by preying on rodents and harmful insects that, if it weren't for the snakes, would multiply and devour our food crops. So let's hear it for those slithery good guys. Hiss, hiss, Hooray!

Now go take the quiz and let us know how you did.

Louisiana Snakes Quiz


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Ribbon Snake

Ribbon snakes eat small prey such as cricket frogs. This individual was hunting one by the pond.
Ribbon snakes eat small prey such as cricket frogs. This individual was hunting one by the pond. | Source

Cottonmouth Moccasin

Cottonmouths inhabit most of the permanent water bodies in Louisiana. Cottonmouths are one of the poisonous snakes in Louisiana. They are the only semi-aquatic Viper in the world.

Venomous Snakes of the Southeast

Venomous Snakes Of The Southeast
Venomous Snakes Of The Southeast

Learn more about the species of venomous snakes of the southeastern United States.

 

Diamond-back Water Snake

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Diamond-back Water Snakes a very large, beautifully marked snakes. They live in many of the permanent water bodies in Louisiana and are often confused with Cottonmouths. They attach their tail to an underwater object and lay in wait for fish, their favorite prey.

Black RacerSensing

Black Racers, also called Blue Runners, are very fast snakes that inhabit the forested areas in Louisiana. When the sun hits their scales they shimmer with blue highlights. Their prey is quite varied and they eat it live.

Snakes of the Southeast

In my opinion this is the best book about snakes of the Southeastern United States on the market. An excellent book with great illustrations and accurate information.

Ring Neck Snake

Ring Neck Snakes are very small nonpoisonous snakes that live on the forest floor. They eat insects and other small prey and lay eggs.

Black Racer Hunting

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Did you take the quiz? How did you do? Did you learn something fun or unusual?

Please leave a comment before you slip away.


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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Did not do great. Very educational though.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      I learned a lot. Thanks!

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      Your shows look very useful,Thanks

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      Kara Hara 5 years ago

      Thanks for the interesting and informative lens

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      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      Great lens. Quite a few of those snakes are for sale in pet shops over here. I much prefer to see photos of them in the wild where they belong!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Not a big fan of snakes, although I did enjoy your Lens/Quizzies.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      @anonymous: Yes, you are so right, but since most of the general public only knows the word "poisonous" I use it frequently. Sometimes I will put both, so that the better educated will be happy, too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Venomous, Not poisonous.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      just took the test and scored 6 out of 10. Really do not like snakes but was glad to find out that the one that slithered away off my walk way into my flower bed was probably a blue runner. I am still afraid at this point to work in my garden but feel better knowing that if this snake was non-poisonous it is not a threat to me.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      just took the test and scored 6 out of 10. Really do not like snakes but was glad to find out that the one that slithered away off my walk way into my flower bed was probably a blue runner. I am still afraid at this point to work in my garden but feel better knowing that if this snake was non-poisonous it is not a threat to me.

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      AkaProfessorMike 5 years ago

      Very informative and useful lens! Get read!

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Great lens, thumbs up

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I learned so much about snakes in Louisiana.

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      dvpwli 6 years ago

      awful i want to see in real

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      love snakes tbh

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      BlueDunDan 6 years ago

      Hello naturegirl, this lens is right up my ally. it was fun to check it out and take the quiz. I got em all right! I'm a nature lover too.

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      CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

      the outline of the lens if great~

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      ben186422 6 years ago

      Learned about some great snakes. Thanks.

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      I did not do very good in the quiz, but I learned a lot. Thank you for a great lens.

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      JanezKranjski 6 years ago

      Some of this snakes are surprisingly small.

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      Very cool lens!

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      have no idea at all

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I was the most expert regarding the Kingsnake since I've had a few encounters with some that like to surprise me on my property (and scare the living daylights out of me). Started reading about them so I would know what to expect. They can stay and keep the rodent population under control. Scariest experience I ever had was with cottonmouths and waterskiing in Texas. Holy heart-attack, Batman!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh, you meant actually living in Louisiana! I'm not an expert guesser I guess or did I guess? We'll settle out of court for 70% but 100% of fun, sure hope I don't have snakey dreams tonight, glad I took this early in the day, lol.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh, you meant actually living in Louisiana! I'm not an expert guesser I guess or did I guess? We'll settle out of court for 70% but 100% of fun, sure hope I don't have snakey dreams tonight, glad I took this early in the day, lol.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      With the embarrassing score of 30%, I will be slithering outta here on my belly. Hope I don't run into any snakes on the way because I obviously won't be able to tell the good guys from the bad guy. Thumbs up on this brain constrictor of a quiz, though.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      missed 2 dang it

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      Mart903 7 years ago

      Quite interesting quiz. Will definitely have to come back to take it again. Thx for sharing!

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      RedSportNiac 7 years ago

      It looks like I should stay away from them cause I don't know much about them.

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Not good...but that's ok because I'm not a fan of snakes anyway

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      That was fun. I don't seem to know much about Louisiana snakes, though!

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      Wow, I didn't know any snake had live births! Amazing, thanks for the fun.

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      missbat 7 years ago

      I guess I didn't know that much about snakes found in Louisiana. Fun quiz!

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      This lens has been featured on the Snakes of Louisiana ( https://hubpages.com/animals/snakes_louisiana ).

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i got poor marks. 5 correct answers. but very interesting lens.

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      Snake Queen here! Those herps definitely need some respect. Loved the quiz.