What Snakes Don’t Bite?

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There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about snakes and one of the most common is that all snakes are venomous and can therefore kill you with a single bite.

However this simply isn’t true. In fact there are many species of snakes that don’t have any venom at all and therefore pose no threat to humans whatsoever.

In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the most common non-venomous snakes and dispel some of the myths about them.

1. Garter Snakes

Garter snakes are one of the most common types of snakes in North America and they are also one of the most misunderstood.

Despite their harmless reputation garter snakes are often killed out of fear as many people mistakenly believe that they are venomous.

Garter snakes are actually quite docile creatures and they will rarely bite unless they feel threatened. Even if they do bite their teeth are so small that they can’t penetrate human skin.

2. Corn Snakes

Corn snakes are another type of snake that is often killed out of fear despite being harmless.

Corn snakes are actually quite popular pets as they are relatively easy to care for and are very docile creatures.

Like garter snakes corn snakes will rarely bite unless they feel threatened and even if they do bite their teeth are too small to penetrate human skin.

3. Rat Snakes

Rat snakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for its venomous cousin the rattlesnake.

However rat snakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

Rat snakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to control the population of rats and mice.

4. Kingsnakes

Kingsnakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for the venomous cobra.

However kingsnakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

Kingsnakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to control the population of venomous snakes such as rattlesnakes and cobras.

5. Milk Snakes

Milk snakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for the venomous coral snake.

However milk snakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

Milk snakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to control the population of rodents.

6. Hognose Snakes

Hognose snakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for the venomous rattlesnake.

However hognose snakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

Hognose snakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to control the population of rodents.

7. Blind Snakes

Blind snakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for the venomous boa constrictor.

However blind snakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

Blind snakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to control the population of insects.

8. Worm Snakes

Worm snakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for the venomous earthworm.

However worm snakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

Worm snakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to aerate the soil.

9. Flower Snakes

Flower snakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for the venomous adder.

However flower snakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

Flower snakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to pollinate flowers.

10. File Snakes

File snakes are a type of non-venomous snake that is often confused for the venomous saw-scaled viper.

However file snakes are not venomous and pose no threat to humans.

File snakes are actually quite beneficial as they help to control the population of rodents.