Texas Snake Identification
Venemous Snakes of the San Antonio Area
There are 5 species of venemous snakes that may be found in San Antonio. To see images and descriptions of them
List of Texas Snakes:
For a list of catagorized snakes of the southwestern United States provided by the South Western Center For Herpetological Research click here. For a similar list of snakes from the Austin and San Antonio areas provided by the Austin Reptile Service click here.
Snake Identification Tool
Our snake identification tool will allow you to narrow down and identify a snake you have seen based on entered characteristics. Enter as many attributes as you can to narrow down the results. For a broader search enter only a few attributes. Note that this tool is currently only set up for snakes of San Antonio and the surrounding area (about 50 miles), however many species found in San Antonio are in other parts of the state. There are also occasional oddities that will not adhere to our predefined characterstics, but these are rareties.
After hitting submit the resultant listed species will link to species profiles located on the South Western Center For Herpetological Reserch website. The image adjacent to the species name will show the most common pattern and coloration of the listed species, but many snakes vary widly, don't rule out a species because it does not look exactly like your specimen.
* All drawn visual aids are from Texas Snakes Identification, Distribution, and Natural History by John E. Werler and James R. Dixon. The drawings are by Regina Levoy.