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Spot the Snake

Can you spot the snake in this photo?

It almost looks like a branch or stick!

 

But it's a Dekay's Brownsnake, Storeria dekayi, a common native species found throughout the state in forests, prairies, fields and floodplains.

 

This photo was taken in our upland woodland. 

 

Dekay's Brownsnakes are small. Can you see the black walnut (without the green husk) its resting it's head on?

 

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Adults only measure 9 - 13 inches long and eat small prey like slugs and earthworms.

 

To learn more about Dekay's Brownsnakes click here.


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