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. If you didn't do so well, then take a look at the photos and information below and try again.
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Ribbon Snake Hunting
Ribbon snakes are non-venomous and are welcome in our garden and around the pond.
Cottonmouth in Creek
Cottonmouths inhabit most of the permanent water bodies in Louisiana and are one of the 6 venomous species in Louisiana. They are the only semi-aquatic Viper in the world.
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.
Black Racer Sensing
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 grab it in their mouth and eat it live.
In my opinion this is the best book about snakes of the Southeastern United States on the market. An excellent book with great illustrations for identification and accurate information about snake habits and habitats. If you want to learn more about the snakes of Louisiana, this is the book for you.
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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