Central Texas is considered the "real outback" among the American states. Texas managed to get this reputation because it is filled with wild animals, specifically snakes. While some of them are not poisonous, it can be dangerous to go near them. Therefore, identifying snakes in the central Texas area is important so you may know what actions to take. It can also be a tool for educating children about nature and how to identify such creatures.
Although the color of the snake varies from yellowish gray to pinkish or pale blue, identifying the diamondback rattlesnake is easy. You just need to know the look of the scales, the head, and the tail. It has a diamond design on its back with a white border that runs from its head up to its tail. It has a rattle that has jet black rings. It is a venomous snake. A diamondback can run a length of up to 8.5 feet.
The mouth of a cottonmouth, also known as a "water moccasin," has a very white lining that can be very intimidating. Its color ranges from pale brown to black, according to its age. Its length can run up to 6 feet. A cottonmouth usually appears in the riverbanks and other bodies of water.
The coral snake has red, black and white bands running along its body. Coral snakes can grow as long as 5 feet, but on average they're about 3 feet long.
A copperhead snake can grow up to 3 feet in length. Also known as a highland moccasin, a copperhead snake is identified because of a copper-like color on its head. They are venomous.
A bull snake is a non-venomous species that has a base yellow color, with a pattern that has a color ranging from pale brown to dark brown. Bull snakes can be up to 5 feet long.