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Northern Redbelly Snake

Storeria occipitomaculata


Very small snake species. Spotted under a piece of pine bark in an upland forest in Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Alabama.


Red-bellied snakes are most abundant in deciduous and mixed woodlands. They generally like a damp, moist, and cool environment.

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marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

I have always found them to be very tame and cooperative snakes. They usually just calm down when handled, but they disappear as soon as they are set free!

dandoucette 9 years ago

I saw the thumbnail of this and I thought this must be marylou! Are these snakes pretty tame? Don't mind being handled?

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Alabama, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2011
Submitted on Aug 16, 2011

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