Texas is home to over 105 different species and subspecies of snakes. Fortunately only 15 of them are potentially dangerous to humans. The most common venomous snakes in Texas are: Cottonmouths, Copperheads, Rattlesnakes (of which there are 9 various types) and Coral snakes. 

Texas Parks & Wildlife recommends taking the following precautions regarding snakes: 


  • Keep grass around your home trimmed and low. Snakes like tall grass.   
  • Remove any brush, wood, rock or debris piles around your home. They make great hiding places for snakes and their prey. 
  • Always wear shoes while outside and never put your hands where you can not see them. 
  • Be careful when stepping over fallen logs and rocks.
  • Take care along creek banks and underbrush. 

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