Spotted in an upland forest in Horseshoe Bend National Battlefield in east-central Alabama. This snake measured 33 cm in length... very big for a brown snake!
This snake occurs in nearly all terrestrial and wetland habitat types in its range, including cities.
This snake was fine when I picked it up and measured it and took photos. Then when it was put back where it was found, it got really aggressive! It struck several times and stayed in striking position for quite some time afterward. Those little snakes have a lot to prove.
Lat: 32.98, Long: -85.75
Spotted on Aug 16, 2011
Submitted on Aug 17, 2011