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Northern Redbelly Snake

Storeria occipitomaculata

Description:

The Northern Redbelly snake is a small colubrid native to the Nova Scotia down to Florida and out to Texas. They're a small species usually not reaching lengths above 12 inches. Their diet consists of soft bodied arthropods like slugs and earthworms.

Habitat:

This species is often found in leaf litter, under logs, or in brush piles. They're are fairly common within their range.

Notes:

Usually when the warmer seasons come around each year, the first snakes I find or are called to come get are this species and small brown snakes. They're pretty snakes with a bright orange or red belly. They give birth to live young and are only known to have a lifespan of about 4 years.

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LD50 Photography
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LD50 Photography

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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