Snake Removal and Snake Control
Texas Wildlife Control experts handles many Snake Removal and Snake Control jobs throughout Texas including Tyler, Midland, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Galveston, Corpus Christi, and the surrounding areas. There are many venomous snakes found in Texas as well as many non-venomous snakes. The most common venomous snakes found throughout Texas are:
Copperheads– Have chestnut or reddish-brown crossbands on a lighter colored body. They are usually found in rocky areas and wooded areas. The Southern Copperhead is 20-30 inches long and found in the eastern side of the state. The Broadband Copperhead is about two feet long and widely scattered throughout central and western Texas. The Trans-Pecos Copperhead is 20-30 inches long and found in the southern part of Texas.
Cottonmouths– Also known as “water moccasins” and are a dark brown, olive green, or solid black color. The juvenile snakes are more brilliantly colored. These snakes get their name from the white tissue inside its mouth, which it displays when threatened. Cottonmouths are heavily-bodies and average about 3-3 1/2 feet long. They are found mostly in the eastern side of the state in swamps, rivers, and ponds.
Desert Massasauga– Light in color and smaller than the Western Massasauga. Found in the western Panhandle.
Western Diamondback– Brown, diamond shaped markings along the middle of the back and alternating black and white rings on the tail. 3 ½-4 ½ feet in length and can reach up to seven feet long. The most common and widespread venomous snake in Texas.
Timber Rattlesnake– large, heavy-bodied snake averaging 4 ½ feet long that is brown or tan in color with wide dark colored crossbands. The tail is entirely black and they are found in the Eastern part of Texas.
Mottled Rock Rattlesnake– Light cream or pink colored with dark, wide crossbands. Small and slender at an average length of two feet. Found in the mountains of West Texas.
Banded Rock Rattlesnake– Similar to the Mottled Rock Rattlesnake but is usually a darker greenish-gray color. Found only in the Western tip of Texas.
It is always recommended that you never attempt to pick up a snake if you have not been properly trained in identifying venomous and non-venomous snakes. Many venomous snakes have similar markings as non-venomous snakes and can easily be confused. This can turn deadly if you unknowingly pick up a highly venomous snake.
Wildlife Technicians are highly trained in identifying snake species and are equipped to handle all types of snake removal. Call to schedule a consultation with a Wildlife Technician.