Snakes in Vermont

Most of the snakes in the state of Vermont are harmless, except one, i.e., the timber rattlesnake, found in small numbers in Rutland County, considered endangered since 1987. They mostly dwell along woodlands, ledges, and rocky slides. The eastern rat snake, primarily found in western Vermont, near forested areas, ledges, rocky outcrops, barns, and old buildings, is the state’s largest, 42-72 inches long.

Snakes in Vermont (VT)
RattlesnakesTimber Rattlesnake 
Garter SnakesCommon Garter Snake
Ribbon Snake
Kingsnakes Milk Snake
Water SnakesCommon Watersnake
Hognose SnakesEastern Hog-nosed Snake
ColuberEastern Racer
PantherophisEastern Rat Snake
Opheodrys Smooth Green Snake
StoreriaRedbelly Snake
Dekay’s Brownsnake

Snakes by Colors and Patterns

Black Snakes: Eastern Racer, Eastern Rat Snake

Brown Snakes: DeKay’s Brown Snake, Redbelly Snake, Common Garter Snake

Quick Information

Big Snake: Eastern Rat Snake