6-13 inches. Pale tan above with a pink cast to the underside; top of head dark brown with a pale collar followed by a dark collar; eyes tiny; scales smooth and in 15 rows.
Crowned snakes burrow in sandy or loamy soil and wood pulp in dry pine-oak forest and flatwoods. They lay 2 or 3 eggs.
Well-drained areas of the Florida Parishes where pines occur.