Southeastern Crowned Snake

Common Name: 
Southeastern Crowned Snake
Scientific Name: 

Tantilla coronata

Category: 
Small, Garden Variety Snakes
Identification: 

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.

Habits: 

Crowned snakes burrow in sandy or loamy soil and wood pulp in dry pine-oak forest and flatwoods. They lay 2 or 3 eggs.

Distribution: 

Well-drained areas of the Florida Parishes where pines occur.

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Southeastern Crowned Snake
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