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Brown Snake

Brown Snake
Species Name:
Storeria dekayi
Not venomous

Common Name:
Brown Snake

Species Name:
Storeria dekayi

Non-Venomous

KSNPC status is: Unlisted

Appearance:

Small snake. Adults typically 9 to 13" in length. Vriable color and pattern from plain brown to gray, dark brown or reddish brown. Some have dark head. Look for double row of small dark spots around a light central stripe. Similar snakes are the earth snake which has no pattern, ringneck and worm snake which have smooth scales.

Notes:

Eats earthworms and slugs. Lives under logs, boards, litter and moist forest habitats.

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