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congo snake see congo eel.
coral snake a small, poisonous snake that has red, yellow, and black bands around its body. It is found in the southwestern part of the United States and in Central and South America.
fox snake a harmless rat snake, having a yellowish color with dark patches on the back.
garter snake a small snake with stripes that does not harm people. It is common in North America.
glass snake any of several limbless lizards of the southern United States or of Europe and Asia, having a tail that snaps or breaks off easily.
grass snake any of several common small harmless snakes, such as the garter or green snake.
green snake any of several small greenish nonpoisonous North American snakes.
hognose snake any of several nonpoisonous snakes characterized by a thick body and an upturned snout.
kingsnake any of several nonvenomous snakes of the New World that have yellow or red markings and feed mainly on rodents.
milk snake a nonpoisonous king snake found in northeastern North America.
mud snake a bluish black burrowing snake of the southeastern United States, having a red belly and a nonpoisonous spine at the tip of the tail.
rat snake any of several nonpoisonous snakes of North America and Eurasia that eat rodents and other small mammals.
sea snake any of several poisonous tropical marine snakes that have finlike tails.
snake charmer an entertainer who controls snakes, esp. venomous ones, by rhythmic music and bodily movements.
snake dance a religious ceremonial dance of certain American Indians in which live snakes are imitated or handled, esp. in the biennial ceremony of the Hopi Indians. [2 definitions]
snake in the grass someone or something that seems harmless, but is actually treacherous.
snake oil any preparation that has no real medicinal value and is fraudulently sold as a cure for many ills.
snake pit a pit in which snakes are kept. [2 definitions]
water snake any of numerous harmless snakes living in or near water.