Does Alaska Have Snakes?

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Yes Alaska does have snakes! In fact there are six species of snakes that call Alaska home. Here’s a closer look at each of these slithering creatures:

The Garter Snake:

The garter snake is the most common type of snake found in Alaska. These snakes are non-venomous and typically grow to be about 2-3 feet long. Garter snakes can be found in a variety of habitats including forests meadows and even near streams and ponds.

The Common Kingsnake:

The common kingsnake is another non-venomous snake that is found in Alaska. These snakes typically grow to be 3-4 feet in length and are black with white or yellow stripes running down their sides. Common kingsnakes can be found in wooded areas and near streams.

The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake:

The Northern Pacific rattlesnake is the only venomous snake found in Alaska. These snakes can grow to be 4-5 feet in length and are typically brown or gray in color. Northern Pacific rattlesnakes can be found in a variety of habitats including forests meadows and even near urban areas.

The Northern Watersnake:

The Northern watersnake is a non-venomous snake that is found in Alaska. These snakes typically grow to be 3-4 feet in length and are brown or gray in color. Northern watersnakes can be found near streams rivers and lakes.

The Red-Bellied Snake:

The red-bellied snake is a non-venomous snake that is found in Alaska. These snakes typically grow to be 2-3 feet in length and are red or orange in color. Red-bellied snakes can be found in forests and meadows.

The Yellow-Bellied Snake:

The yellow-bellied snake is a non-venomous snake that is found in Alaska. These snakes typically grow to be 2-3 feet in length and are yellow or orange in color. Yellow-bellied snakes can be found in forests and meadows.