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Redbelly Snake Northern

Redbelly Snake Northern
Species Name:
Storeria occipitomaculata
Not venomous

Common Name:
Redbelly Snake Northern

Species Name:
Storeria occipitomaculata


KSNPC status is: Unlisted


Adults reach 12" in length. Color varies from brown to rust or gray on top. Look closely for light spots or a center patch on the neck and a lighter stripe down the back.


Eats earthworms, slugs, and other invertebrates. Usually found under logs, boards, or other debris.

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