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Animals: Missouri Snakes Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about Missouri snakes, including Osage copperheads, timber rattlesnakes, bullsnakes, and prairie kingsnakes. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species. Includes several photographs of these snakes and some charts highlighting the similarities among species.

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Scroll down the page to read brief descriptions and view photographs of Missouri's snakes. Click on "Next Page" to view more.
This printable page explains the parts of a bull snake.
This printable page explains the parts of a rattlesnake.
Read about copperheads found in Missouri. Scroll down to learn about common copperhead myths and view photographs of snakes that are often mistaken for copperheads.
This Iowa site is about the different species of prairie kingsnakes, which are also found in Missouri. Click "Key to Similar Species" to learn the characteristics of similar species.
This is a good overview of Missouri snakes. Includes information about their biology, habits, and beneficial aspects. Student can learn about how to identify a poisonous snake and control snake problems.
Read about the copperhead's geographic range, physical characteristics, natural history, and conservation.
This Iowa site features different species of timber rattlesnakes, which are also found in Missouri. Click "Key to Similar Species" to learn the characteristics of similar species.
Read about the timber rattlesnake's geographic range, physical characteristics, natural history, and conservation.
This Iowa site provides basic information about the bull snake, which is also found in Missouri.
This site has basic information about the prairie kingsnake. Learn about its coloration, behavior, breeding, range, habitat, and prey.
Learn about the characteristics, descriptions, habitat, and behavior of snakes. There are photographs, videos, and quizzes on these reptiles. Covers a variety of species, including rattlesnakes, cobras, anacondas, and more.

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