Snakes are usually seen sunning themselves on the rocks along Quantico Creek or soaking up the warmth of the pavement on Scenic Drive.
If you see a snake along Scenic Drive or along Quantico Creek, please do not attempt to touch or move the snake. Whether walking or driving, please give the snake a wide berth and continue on your way.
Northern Copperhead - venomous
Timber Rattlesnake - venomous
Typically about one foot long, the northern ringneck primarily eats amphibians and insects.
Black Rat Snake
Rat snakes can grow up to ten feet long, but are usually about five feet long when fully grown. As their name suggests, they eat mostly rodents, which they kill by constriction. They are harmless to humans.
Eastern Garter Snake
Common throughout North America, the garter snake eats primarily slugs, worms, insects, and amphibians.
Last updated: September 19, 2017