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The Queen Snake is 13 ½” inches to 25” inches in length. They range in tones of brownish to a dark deep green with a yellow to whitish belly with four stripes. On juveniles and adults that have recently shed you will find three dark stripes running down the back.
The Queen Snake is found near the clear water tributaries of the Potomac River. They are also found around lakes, streams, ponds, and shallow wetlands in Montgomery County. Snake removal companies and pest control companies have reported removing this snake species from Potomac, Cabin John, Needwood Lake outside of Derwood, Clopper Lake in Gaithersburg, Lake Bernard Frank in Rockville and the Little Seneca Lake and Gunners Lake in Germantown.
The queen snake is not a venomous species. This snake does not bite unless provoked.
The queen snake has many predators such as raccoons, hawks, owls, muskrats, and fox, snapping turtles and large birds.
The queen snake primarily feeds on crayfish however they will eat other aquatic life such as minnows and tadpoles if crayfish are scarce.
The queen snake is not commonly found in homes or buildings. This species roams during the day time except on hot summer days they come out in the evening as the sun sets. On cooler days they are often seen basking in the sun along rivers and streams. Queen snakes are sometimes found in koi ponds if the property is near one of Montgomery County’s many waterways. This species is predominately aquatic.
The queen snake hibernates from October to April. They hibernate in rocky crevices, borrows created by other animals, and hollow tree stumps that will protect them through the cold temperatures of winter.
The queen snake breeds in the spring as they emerge from hibernation. Once breeding is complete the male and female separate and the male seeks other females to breed with. The female gives live birth to between 5 and 23 young sometime between July and September. The female does not stay with the young after they are born.
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Montgomery County Wildlife Removal: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.
Howard County Wildlife Removal: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Wildlife Removal: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.
Frederick County Wildlife Removal: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.
Anne Arundel County Wildlife Removal: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Baltimore County Wildlife Removal:Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Harford County Wildlife Removal: Bel Air (21014, 21015), Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Havre De Grace (21078), Pylesville (21132), Jarrettsville (21084) and more.
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