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  • Diamond-backed Watersnake
    These snakes are found only in west Tennessee Additional Notes Behavior Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Web

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/Diamondback_watersnake.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Eastern Ribbonsnake
    there is a brown lateral stripe Habitat They may be found in a variety of semi aquatic to aquatic habitats including pond and stream margins wetlands wet meadows and fields Life History They will eat small fish invertebrates and amphibians Eastern Ribbonsnakes mate in the early spring after emerging from hibernation They are ovoviviparous and females may give birth from 10 to 15 young in late summer Range These snakes are found primarily in west Tennessee but is also known to occur in several counties on the Highland Rim in southern and western Middle Tennessee They occur throughout eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida and from Minnesota down into the southeast edge of Texas Additional Notes Eastern Ribbonsnakes are found throughout the eastern US but are absent from much of the Appalachian Mountains Behavior Eastern Ribbonsnakes are a quick wary snakes that moves to water shoreline vegetation or holes in the soil when disturbed Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee Tennessee is home to only 1 subspecies of Eastern Ribbonsnake the Common Ribbonsnake T s sauritus O voviviparous producing eggs that are hatched within the body so that the young are born alive but without placental attachment as certain reptiles

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/e_ribbonsnake.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • Eastern Ribbonsnake
    Occurring in Tennessee C a amoenus Eastern Wormsnake and C a helenae Midwestern Wormsnake Distribution of the Eastern Wormsnake in Tennessee Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Eastern wormsnake on left and Smooth Earthsnake on right

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/Eastern%20wormsnake.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • TN_ratsnake
    this snake may assume a strike stance and rapidly vibrate its tail This species is a very good climber and will raid bird houses and nests of eggs and chicks Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee None Distribution of the Gray Ratsnake in Tennessee Map by Susan Marden TWRA GIS Lab Juvenile Gray Ratsnake Photo by John White Photo by Brad Glorioso Photo by Brad Glorioso Photo by Matthew L Niemiller Photo

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/tn_ratsnake.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • tn_gartersnake
    Snake in Tennessee Map by Susan Marden TWRA GIS Lab Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/milksnake.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • TN_ratsnake
    and rapidly vibrate its tail This species is a very good climber and our fastest snake known to reach speeds of 5 7 mph Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee None Distribution of the North American Racer in Tennessee Map by Susan Marden TWRA GIS Lab Juvenile Photo by Lisa Powers Juvenile Photo by Lisa Powers Juvenile Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa Powers Photo by Lisa

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/racer.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • red-bellied
    environments such as river bays creek bottomlands and sphagnum bogs where slugs snails and worms are readily available Life History Red bellied snakes typically mate in spring and early summer but may also mate in late summer and fall They give birth to live young usually between late July and early September in northern regions and sometimes later in the south Litter size ranges from 1 21 but normally only 7 or 8 are born Red bellied snakes are specialized feeders of gastropods They have a number of adaptations to aid their specialized gastropod diet The teeth of S occipitomaculata are especially slender and in curved so they can more easily grasp and hold on to the slimy soft bodies of slugs and snails Range These snakes are found statewide in Tennessee They occur throughout eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida and from Minnesota down into the southeast edge of Texas Additional Notes Behavior Red bellied snakes do not bite in response to a threat but will flatten their bodies and curl their upper lips as a form of warning Neither of these went into any defensive displays Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee Tennessee is home to 1 subspecies

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/redbellied.htm (2016-02-01)
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  • watersnake
    Additional Notes Behavior Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee Distribution of the Northern Watersnake in Tennessee Map by Susan Marden TWRA GIS Lab Photo by Brad Glorioso Photo by Matthew L Niemiller Photo by Matthew L Niemiller Photo by Lisa Powers Photo

    Original URL path: http://www.tennsnakes.org/watersnake.htm (2016-02-01)
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