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Snake (Northern Brown)

Storeria dekayi
Snake (Northern Brown)

Range

They are found from southern Canada south to North Carolina and west to Ohio.

Habitat

They live in forests and open woodlands. They rest under rocks, rotten logs and leaf litter on the forest floor.

Body Traits

They reach up to 13 inches long. Their color can vary from reddish-brown to gray or tan. A pale band usually runs down the middle of their backs with a row of dark spots on both sides of it.

Habits

They are active during the day (diurnal).

Diet

They eat slugs, earthworms, and snails.

Predators

They can be eaten by hawks.

Reproduction

They give birth to 3 - 30 young from June to September.

Snake (Northern Brown)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Storeria
Species: S. dekayi

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