Western fox snake

The Western fox snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Western Fox Snake is found in the Upper Peninsula, where it is often called a "pine snake." The Eastern Fox Snake, of the Great Lakes marshes in the southeastern Lower Peninsula, is listed as a THREATENED species and is protected by law in Michigan. More

The western fox snake occurs in the open forests, prairies, and farmlands of western Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa. Their ranges do not overlap. More

The Western Fox Snake (Mintonius vulpinus) is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake. More

The Western Fox Snake is a large snake, averaging 40 to 50 inches in length. Its yellow-brown to tan body is patterned along its length by a row of dark brown blotches on its back, alternating with smaller blotches on the sides. More

image of Western Fox SnakeThis is a marsh-dwelling member of the rat snake group. General color is yellowish, greenish-brown or tan, with large brown blotches on the back and smaller ones on the sides. More

The Western Fox Snake (Pantherophis vulpina) is another fairly large MN native snake, at least when compared to Garter Snakes. Though not as big as Bull Snakes they have a similar look to them to the untrained eye. More

Description: Adult Western Fox Snakes can reach lengths of 36 to 54 inches. Their heads are usually a solid brown or tan, possibly with faint markings. They have beige or brownish bodies that are dorsally covered with elongated, oval blotches of solid color (pictured above). More

Until recently the eastern and western fox snakes were considered to be subspecies of Elaphe vulpina, with the western fox snake being Elaphe vulpina vulpina and the eastern fox snake Elaphe vulpina gloydi. They were reclassified and each granted full species status. More

The western fox snake is a large snake with big, dark blotches. It is found mainly along the St. Croix, Mississippi, and Minnesota rivers. The western fox snake doesn't look anything like a fox. More

Western Fox Snake Is Our Friend Venomous snakes do not inhabit Northeast Wisconsin. Among our best partners in nature is this western fox snake, natural controller of rodents. More

That's a Western Fox snake, Pantherophis vulpina. I don't believe bullsnakes range into Door county, Wisconsin. Posted 49 months ago. More

western fox snake, Elaphe vulpina ulpina, is the only subspecies found in Iowa. Collins (1997) listed the subspecies as two seperate species. More

The western fox snake (Elaphe vulpina) lives in farmlands, prairies, stream valleys, woods and dune country directly west of Michigan including Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. Fox snakes range from 36-54 inches in length when mature. More

Range and Status: The western fox snake is found in the Upper Peninsula, where it is often called a "pine snake. More

Western fox snakes do not have rattles. At 35 to 56 inches from head to tail tip, the western fox snake is among Minnesota's longest. The background color of the western fox snake is yellow to dark brown. The markings are brown or black. More

When a western fox snake is disturbed, it rapidly vibrates the tip of its tail. The vibration of the tail against the leaf litter can sometimes resemble the sound of a rattlesnake's rattle. More

The Western Fox Snake has a separate range west of that of the Eastern Fox Snake. The color is typically darker and the number of bloches on the back of the body averages 41, not 34. More

Western Fox snake), there is one subspecies Elaphe vulpina gloydi, known as the Eastern Fox snake, The latter has a lighter background colour and fewer saddles, around 34 in E. v. gloydi as opposed to 41 in E. v. vulpina. More

The Western Fox Snake is blotched with light brown to black spots. The head is brown or reddish. The belly underside is yellow and checkered with black. More

Common names

Fuchsnatter in German - Deutsch
western fox snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Pantherophis
Species : Pantherophis vulpinus
Authority : BAIRD & GIRARD 1853