This app features more than 150 color photographs and descriptions of the 37 non-venomous and venomous snakes found in North Carolina. Additionally, it provides information about the important roles snakes play in the state’s ecosystems, provides information on snake conservation efforts, provides helpful information regarding snakebite and answers frequently asked questions, such as “Do snakes chase people?” and “Are snakes slimy?”

• Identify all 37 species of snakes with in-depth descriptions including information on diet/feeding, habitat/range, reproduction and miscellaneous facts.
• Scroll through multiple images of each species.
• Geographic range map of each species with county boundaries.
• Search for species by both common name and scientific name.
• Information about what to do if bitten by a venomous snake.

This app is based on the book A Guide to the Snakes of North Carolina.

What’s New

Version 4.1

Welcome to Snakes 4.0! The app has been completely redesigned and rebuilt to support modern devices and the latest iOS 14 features.

New Features:
- Added a callout on the Snake page when the snake is venomous, so you can be as safe as possible!
- New look and feel! Much more modern and clean, simple, and trustworthy.
- Supports Dark Mode, adaptive text sizes, and all the latest iOS 13 gestures.
- Image Gallery! Tap on an image when viewing a snake to see the picture up close, zoom in, and swipe between images.

- Fixes a bug where the searchbar would disappear after searching for a snake


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

wtb3OO ,

Informative and well put together

As a landscaper with a curiosity for herpetology I've gotten a lot of use out of this app. Being able to Identify snakes on the go helps me stay safe and relocate the ones that aren't dangerous so my mowers don't kill them. I don't kill poisonous ones either I just avoid the ones I see which is very rare.

NC Suzan ,

App is great but website was better

I really admire and use this app; however, the Davidson College Herpetology website had more photos and if I remember correctly, they were much easier to view. The app shows only portions of the photos and to see the entire photo it must be pulled down and held in order to be viewed. Also, there was more information displayed on the website. If the app had been as good as the website used to be, I would give it seven stars. BTW, the herpes part of Davidson website is nowhere to be found (there was a link to a Facebook page but I won’t go there any more).

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback NC Suzan! The app has just been updated and now you can view the photos in the app in a new image gallery. Simply tap on the image at the top of the snake page and it will open the gallery where you can zoom around to view every detail and swipe between the images. We have also removed the old dead links and replaced them with working links. Thanks for your support!

HburgHokie2121 ,

I love this app but its missing a snake

This app is amazing and I love it. Please add Storeria dekayi to the main page. It’s available under search but isn’t on the main page. There are 37 snake species in NC but you only show 36 on the menu. Add the brown snake so others can identify it. Other than that, this app is awesome! Thank you so much!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback HburgHokie2121! The app has just been updated and the missing snakes should be back in the main list and in search. Thanks for your support!

App Privacy

The developer, Christian Hatch, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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