Are western fox snakes poisonous?

Are western fox snakes poisonous?

No, the snake belongs to the colubrid family (meaning large non-venomous snakes). The western fox snake does not possess any threat to humans, but unfortunately, the snake is often mistaken for a rattler (massasauga rattler), which also looks similar and many are killed by humans.

Do western fox snakes have rattles?

Western fox snakes do not have rattles. Size: Fox snakes can reach over 5 feet in length. It is among Minnesota’s longest snakes. Color: The background color of the western fox snake is yellow to dark brown. The markings are brown or black.

Do foxes eat snakes?

Many foxes will actively hunt down snakes, but it’s also common for them to eat snakes that are already dead. Foxes are scavengers as much as they are hunters, and they rarely turn down a free or easy meal!

What kind of snake is a fox snake?

The fox snake is a type of North American rat snake (colubrid). Like all rat snakes, it is a nonvenomous constrictor. Fox snakes somewhat resemble the appearance of copperheads and rattlesnakes and may shake their tails when threatened, so they are often mistaken for venomous snakes.