Snakes of West Virginia

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West Virginia is home to two families of snakes, Colubridae and Viperidae. In West Virginia these two families represent some 20-21 species in total, of these only two the Timber Rattlesnake and Northern Copperhead are considered to pose a serious risk to humans.

Click the names or pictures below to see detailed information about the species as well as images when available.

For regulations and other wildlife information in West Virginia please contact the WVDNR.

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