Eastern Worm Snake

Common Name: 
Eastern Worm Snake
Scientific Name: 

Carphophis amoenus

Category: 
Small, Garden Variety Snakes
Identification: 

8-12 inches. Brown above, pink below and on the first to second scale row; eyes tiny; scales smooth and in 13 rows; small, harmless spine on the tip of the tail.

Habits: 

Worm snakes burrow in loose soil and leaf litter in deciduous forest, occasionally concealing themselves beneath logs. They lay from 2-6 eggs.

Distribution: 

Wooded portions of the Florida Parishes.

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Eastern Worm Snake
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