Fox Snakes Animal Pictures

P. vulpinus and P. ramspotti

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fox snake in tree

Fox snake in a tree
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Fox snakes are agile climbers but tend to stay closer to the ground.

young eastern fox snake on limestone road

Juvenile Eastern Fox Snake
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Juvenile eastern fox snakes develop darker, more reddish background color as they mature.

adult western fox snake
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The only real difference between the two fox snake species is that the western tends to have more grey in the base color.

Western fox snake

Juvenile with bright pattern
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Western fox snakes tend to prefer dryer habitats.