Quiz: Snakes of Louisiana
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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More About Ribbon and Garter Snakes
- Ribbon and Garter Snakes
Ribbon and Garter snakes are small, non-venomous, mild-tempered reptiles that eat insects and small rodents. Here you'll find photos, information and books about these garden beneficial snakes.
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.
More About Cottonmouths
- Cottonmouth Moccasin Snake
Venomous Cottonmouth snakes inhabit most waterways in Louisiana. This page contains photos, info and personal experiences about the only aquatic viper.
Venomous Snakes of the Southeast
Learn more about the species of venomous snakes of the southeastern United States.
Diamond-back Water Snake
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.
More About Diamond-back Watersnakes
- Diamond-back Water Snake
Diamond-back water snake is a non-venonmous reptile which is common in the rivers and water ways of the Southern U.S. Here you'll find photographs and information about this attractive large reptile.
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.
More About Black Racers
- Black Racer Snake
Black Racer Snakes are shiny, black, non-poisonous reptiles that eat mice, rats and other vermin. This page has many photographs and much information about this attractive and beneficial snake.
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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