Some Hillside Reptiles
Possibly found in Hillside, Yonkers, and Dobbs Ferry: garter, black rat, brown and sometimes water snakes. Snakes here do not make holes in the ground. (Those are typically made by chipmunks, moles, mice and shrews.) Copperheads can be found in the northern part of the county, as well as another half-dozen or so species, such as black racers and eastern hognose. The timber rattle snake has been extirpated, as highways intersected its habitats and curtailed their movements.