Texas has 4 venomous snakes—rattlesnakes, cottonmouths (aka water moccasins), copperheads and coral snakes.
Here are some helpful websites, with snake info and good identifying photos:
To identify local snakes, look for a handy laminated brochure at places like the HEB checkout. Or, get this from Amazon: Snakes of Central Texas $7.95
The vast majority of snakes here are beneficial, eating rodents and insects that you probably don’t want around your home.
If you find a venomous snake, you can contact a snake wrangler to safely and humanely relocate it where it will not harm humans or pets. Here are a couple options:
--Harry Downing [email protected] 512-695-4146. Contact him for humane relocation. Also, if you email or text a photo, he will identify it as venomous or not, free of charge. He does charge to relocate venomous snakes. https://www.facebook.com/snakeremovalATX/
--Mike and Donnie Chandler, aka Roadrunner Solution, may be contacted by phone at (512) 228-6304 or 512-561-1568, or by email: [email protected]. Contact these brothers about your snake concerns, including help identifying species and the cost for humane relocation. You may also visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Roadrunners-solution-107347415186169.
Photo by resident, K. Lippy