The stripes on these snakes can also be orange or red and they can have a varied amount of stripes on their body.
Another snake which is black in colour with yellow stripes is the Texas Patchnose snake which averages around 3 feet in length. These snakes are active in the day time and eat small rodents, lizards and other small snakes. They are also not venomous, but again do not touch this animal to test this.
The Mangrove snake is also black with yellow stripes, which is also sometimes called the Cat snake. They are slightly venomous and live anywhere between Australia and South Asia, preferring the ground or trees as a habitat. At night they often catch and eat birds that roost in the trees with their triangular heads and wide jaws and fangs that are set to the rear of their mouths. The Mangrove snake can grow to over 2.5 metres, but normally they grow to around 1.5 metres.