";s:4:"text";s:2288:" HARMLESS Description: This small snake is usually gray or brown, with two parallel rows of small blotches that run down the length of its back. The dekay’s brown snake eats insects, earthworms, and small tree frogs. They are a somewhat cold-tolerant species and begin hibernation in October or November. You can find it in oak savannas, prairies, southern lowland hardwoods, marshes, old field, and under trash in vacant city lots.. Slugs, earthworms and snails are the preferred food of this common Wisconsin snake. DeKay's brownsnake Storeria dekayi.
The brown snake is a fairly small snake that rarely exceeds 15 inches in length (Ditmars 1936).
Newborn brown snakes have a yellow or cream-colored ring around the neck.
In the Piedmont this species can be found in a variety of woodland habitats. In extreme southern Georgia and Florida, brown snakes are replaced by the closely-related Florida brown snake (Storeria victa). They are out in the day, but will become nocturnal in very warm weather.
This snake may be found in environs ranging from forest to grassy fields or pastureland, and may utilize a wide variety of wetlands and riparian habitats.
DeKay's Brownsnake Habitat Range. This common brown snake likes to live in the surface litter (like leaves) of many habitats. The belly of the brown snake is a pinkish white color.
Northern Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi dekayi) is a widespread snake of modest size, able to survive in a wide range of habitat conditions.
Dekay’s brown snakes are secretive, preferring to stay under cover such as leaf litter and logs. Storeria dekayi is typically found to be a grayish brown color with a lighter streak on its back that is bordered on each side with black dots. Dekay's Brownsnake (Formerly Brown Snake) NONVENOMOUS Scientific Name: Storeria dekayi Family: Natricidae Return to Snake Identification.
Description & Size.
The scales are keeled and its belly can be brown, pink, or light yellow. Range and Habitat: Brown snakes are found throughout the eastern US, but are absent from high elevations in the mountains.