CLASS Squamata

Native species in Hawaii: 1

Introduced species: 1 (established)


Turtles of Hawaii Lizards of Hawaii Snakes of Hawaii Frogs of Hawaii

How many times have I heard, "OH, what! I thought there were NO snakes in Hawaii!" Its an all too common phrase of tourists and locals alike in Hawaii. Its falseness is propagated by untrained tour guides and others that think they "know". Yet, I can assure you there are snakes. I have caught one. Probably the only snake you'll ever see is an Island Blind Snake, which you may actually mistake for a worm. The only other established snake, the sea snake is so rare even scientists will probably never see one. There are also, however, many snakes that make it illegally to our island every year and are confiscated. What a disaster it could be if a trouble snake did ever make it to Hawaii!

Sea Snakes


Blind Snakes


Other Introduced Snakes

Invasive Snakes


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