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Rough earth snake

Virginia striatula

Description:

Found under a small log bordering a garden area

Habitat:

My yard

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago
Rough Earth Snake
Virginia striatula Rough Earth Snake - North Carolina


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3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Awesome, new critters are always exciting!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Thanks for the correction, Ashley. Reading the description on the herps of NC site, this makes sense. This is my first spotting of this snake!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Great snake, and awesome you found it in your yard! If you look in the first photo, you can see some of the belly scales. On a worm snake, that area would be very pink. Also, worm snakes have a more round head whereas the earth snakes have a very pointed head. Hope this makes sense!

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2014
Submitted on Jun 30, 2014

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