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FLORIDA BROWN SNAKE

Storeria dekayi vict

Description:

A very small, spotted brown snake, usually less than 12 in. (305 mm) long. Back varies from light to dark brown, sometimes gray, with a faint, light band behind the head. Belly pale, usually with a dark spot at lateral edge of each ventral scale. Scales on back and sides strongly keeled; anal scale divided.

Habitat:

Pine rocklands and tropical hardwood hammocks, frequently taking refuge beneath rocks or other cover. Sometimes near surface water, though less aquatic than peninsular brown snakes.

Notes:

Found this cute little one under a rock by the blue hole.

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ulvalactuca77
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ulvalactuca77

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 31, 2005
Submitted on Mar 7, 2012

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