Smooth Earth Snake

Common Name: 
Smooth Earth Snake
Scientific Name: 

Virginia valeriae

Small, Garden Variety Snakes

6-13 inches. Gray, tan, brown or red brown above with tiny black dots on the head; pale yellow to white below; faint pale line may be present down the back; scales smooth or weakly keeled, and in 17 rows.


Smooth earth snakes occur in leaf litter and pulpy logs, or can be found under logs and trash. They occur in wooded or forested areas, especially where there are pines. They give birth to 3-8 young.


The Florida Parishes and upland areas in northern and central Louisiana.

Smooth Earth Snake
Smooth Earth Snake