Snakes and Lizards

Connecticut is home to fifteen species of lizard and snake, representing three families: Scincidae (Skinks), Colubridae (Harmless Snakes) and Viperidae (Vipers).  Click on the images below to learn more about Connecticut's lizards and snakes and to view their unique identifying characteristics.

Wormsnake

Black Racer

Ring-necked Snake

 Ratsnake

Hog-nosed Snake

Milksnake

Watersnake

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Smooth Greensnake

Dekay's Brownsnake

Red-bellied Snake

Ribbonsnake

Gartersnake

Copperhead

Timber Rattlesnake

Five-lined Skink

Created and Maintained by Dennis P. Quinn

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