Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Western Fox Snake

Status:  Common

These guys are posers!! They shake their tails like rattlesnakes and the adults have copper-colored heads like Copperheads. Although not venomous, they are aggressive. They eat rodents and ground-nesting birds. If you handle them, they will give off this musky odor through their skin.

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