Reptiles - Wildlife


Fairfax County is home to a diverse range of reptiles: Lizards, snakes, and turtles.

18 species of non-venomous snake inhabit Fairfax County:

  • Black ratsnake, Eastern garter snake, Eastern hognose snake, Eastern kingsnake, Eastern milksnake, Eastern ribbon snake, Eastern smooth earthsnake, Eastern worm snake, Mole kingsnake, Northern black racer, Northern brown snake, Northern red-bellied snake, Northern ringneck snake, Northern scarlet snake, Northern water snake, Queen snake, Red cornsnake and Rough green snake.

2 species of venomous snake inhabit Fairfax County:

  • Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)
  • Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortix mokasen). 

(Reptile species information)


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