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Diadophis punctatus edwardsii
Juvenile red-bellied snake with evidence of a prior scuffle.
woodlands, rotting logs
Thank you. I updated my post!
This is surely a juvenile of one of the Storeria sp. I agree it is likely a red-bellied snake over a brown snake, but it is spelled incorrectly in the ID suggestion and they failed to include a reference. So here is the correct spelling, Storeria occipitomaculata, and here is a reference link, http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stoocc.ht...
I agree that this does not appear to be a Worm Snake. They have very different looking heads. Here is a link to more info on worm snakes to compare to your snake: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/in...
Spotted on Aug 25, 2014 Submitted on Sep 24, 2014