Photos by John Jensen (upper photo) and Kenney Krysko (FLMNH, lower photo). Sunshine Coast snake catcher Stuart McKenzie said the massive red bellied black snake sent a “shiver” down his spine, after finding the highly venomous serpent hiding in a child’s room. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. They often rest under logs and rocks near a woods or forest. The northern redbelly snake (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata) is a nonvenomous snake in the family Colubridae, a subspecies of Storeria occipitomaculata. So, what is the most venomous snake in the United States? “My goodness this is big snake,” he said in his post. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. “He didn’t mean anybody any harm — unless of course they grabbed him — that could have been a different story.”, Stuart McKenzie was called to a Sunshine Coast home after a family found a large red bellied black snake in a toy basket.Source:News Regional Media. A Queensland family has had the fright of their lives finding a venomous black snake lurking in the children’s toy basket. Like all species of the genus Storeria, redbelly snakes have keeled scales and no loreal scale. HUGE Red Belly in Kids Toy Basket! Yellow-bellied Sea Snake. It is endemic, North America and The Caribbean in some parts in Jamaica, and Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia in the north and south to Florida and Texas. Being nonvenomous, they can be safely held. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Northern_redbelly_snake&oldid=948327969, Fauna of the Plains-Midwest (United States), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 March 2020, at 12:39. Adults grow to about 31 cm (12 in) in total length (body + tail). A big red bellied black snake has found its way into a kids toy room.Source:News Regional Media. They live in moist flowerbeds, gardens, and moist woodlands, such as borders between a forest and a wetland. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Size: Usually 8–10 in. Each newborn measures about 7.6–11 centimetres (3.0–4.3 in) in total length. Sunshine Coast snake catcher Stuart McKenzie said the massive red bellied black snake sent a “shiver” down his spine, after finding the highly venomous serpent hiding in a child’s room. The underside is coral-red to brick-red. NON-VENOMOUS Solid-colored. [2] Some specimens have been found with three black dots on the top of the head. They are known to live up to 4 years in captivity. The varieties of snakes that most often cause serious snakebites depend on … There are a lot of venomous snakes in the United States, but I have always wondered what the most venomous snake in the US was.