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Western Smooth Earthsnake
Virginia valeriae elegans







     

 

 

NON-VENOMOUS

 

Description: 
Gray to plain brown with a white to yellow belly, this small snake sometimes has a faint stripe down its back. Its scales are smooth and it has a divided anal plate.

Size: 
Adults 7 - 10 inches (18 - 25 cm)

Prey: 
Earthworms, slugs, snails, and soft-bodied insects.

Reproduction: 
2 - 12 young are born August to September, and they average 3 - 4 inches (8 - 10 cm) in length.

Habitat: 
Damp woodlands, wooded urban areas, and rocky, wooded hillsides.

Other Information: 
Sometimes seen on the surface after a heavy rain. Often found in the same areas as rough earthsnakes, ring-necked snakes, and wormsnakes.

 

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