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Western Wormsnake
Carphophis vermis






 

 

 

NON-VENOMOUS

 

Description: 
Purplish-red top with a pink belly. A small, round snake, its tail is short and tapers to a sharp tip.

Size: 
Adults 8 - 11 inches (20 - 28 cm)

Prey: 
Earthworms, soft-bodied insects, and small centipedes.

Reproduction: 
Mates in the spring or fall. 1 - 8 eggs are laid from June to July and hatch around 50 days later. Hatchlings are 3 - 4 inches (8 - 10 cm) long.

Habitat: 
Moist woodlands and grassy hillsides near streams.

Other Information: 
Rarely found in the open, this snake prefers damp, loose soil under rocks, decaying logs, and other debris.

 

Why doesn't the range map show this species in my county?

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