List of Snakes

There are 27 different species of snakes that call Maryland their home. Check out their names and photos below:

Several issues contribute to the increased interaction between humans and Copperheads, including population increase of both humans and Copperheads, as well as housing that is being developed near forested areas. The weather also plays a huge part: warmer-than-normal winters mean fewer Copperheads freeze to death.

A healthy source of food also contributes to the increased population of Copperheads. Many homeowners living near or in a forested area are likely to have field mice on their property—one of the main food sources for Copperheads. Typically, they eat about once per week and spend the remainder of their time resting in a safe area away from predators.