(Encyclopedia) snake, common name for an elongated, limbless reptile of the order Squamata, which also includes the xlizards. Most snakes live on the ground, but some are burrowers, arboreal, or? (Encyclopedia) Snake, river, 1,038 mi (1,670 km) long, NW United States, the chief tributary of the Columbia; once called the Lewis River. The Snake rises in NW Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park? (Encyclopedia) chain snake: see king snake. (Encyclopedia) harlequin snake: see coral snake. (Encyclopedia) rat snake: see black snake. (Encyclopedia) milk snake: see king snake. (Encyclopedia) indigo snake: see racer. (Encyclopedia) coachwhip snake: see racer. (Encyclopedia) black snake, name for several snakes, not all closely related, that are black in color. In the United States the name is applied chiefly to the black racer and to the black rat snake (? (Encyclopedia) king snake, name for a number of species of the genus Lampropeltis, nonvenomous, egg-laying, constricting snakes of North America which show much variation in color and markings. The?