Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)

Description: 9 - 13 inches. Brown Snakes are generally brown in color and may have a checkered pattern. There is a faint stripe down the back that has two rows of spots running down both sides of it. These dots may be connected by a dark line to form bars. The belly is usually light gray or cream colored, but may have a slight pink hue.

Similar Species: Redbelly Snakes may be similar in appearance, but lack the rows of spots running down the stripe on the back and have red or occasionally orange belly.

Age in years of Most Recent Record
75+ 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5

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