Scientific Name Agkistrodon contortrix. These snakes are small, seldom longer than 12 inches, and spend most of their time under rotting logs and other debris. Rat Snakes. Family Solid Toothed & Rear Fanged. With snakebites up an alarming 40 percent this spring in Georgia, here’s how to identify venomous snakes (and not get bitten). The dark blotches on a brown body are the best field identification clues. Georgia Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix. Reproduction Live. In the Piedmont this species can be found in a variety of woodland habitats.

... Dekay’s Brown Snake Storeria dekayi. You’ve seen the headlines about snakes in Georgia, right? Family Colubridae (Non-venomous Snakes) Worm Snake (Carphophis amoenus)Scarlet Snake (Cemophora coccinea)Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi)Corn Snake (Elaphe [Pantherophis] guttata)Rat Snake (Elaphe [Pantherophis] obsoleta)Mud Snake (Farancia abacura)Rainbow Snake (Farancia erytrogramma)
Some of Georgia's nonvenomous snakes look similar to the venomous species, so you should know the differences. Copperhead snake bites on the rise in Georgia (May 18, 2017 Fox News); Snake Bites Began Early in 2017; Copperheads Posing Threat (May 14, 2017 US News); Snakebites in Georgia up 40 to 50 percent this year (May 11, 2017 WSB); These stories felt like sensational journalism…a common scare tactic. Family Pit Vipers. In extreme southern Georgia and Florida, brown snakes are replaced by the closely-related Florida brown snake (Storeria victa). Common Name Dekay’s Brown Snake. Scientific Name Storeria dekayi. The Green Water Snake, for example, is only found along the Georgia southern border.
Range and Habitat: Brown snakes are found throughout the eastern US, but are absent from high elevations in the mountains. The picture shows a brown watersnake. Average Length 135cm. Average Length 53cm. Geographic placement of the snake can help. Brown and redbelly snakes belong the the genus Storeria, and both species live in Georgia. Georgia's climate is warm for much of the year, making it a suitable environment for snakes.

They are usually uniform brown or gray on top, and the redbelly snake is … Georgia snakes also includes three subspecies of the basic eastern Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta). Common Name Copperhead. Pit vipers and eastern coral snakes make up most of the roster for Georgia snake identification.