Western Fox Snake

  • Scientific name: Elaphe vulpina
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: colubridae
  • Genus: Elaphe
  • Species: E vulpina

Fun Facts


  • When a fox snake is disturbed it will vibrate its tail rapidly against leaf litter on the ground.
  • This commonly causes them to be mistaken for a rattle snake, yet they are not dangerous.
  • They eat small mammals, mice, voles, baby rabbits and birds.
  • Fox snakes can grow to be 3 to 5 feet in length.
Western Fox Snake