Dekay's Brownsnake   

Storeria dekayi dekayi
 

DeKay's Brownsnake
DeKay's Brownsnake
DeKay's Brownsnake
DeKay's Brownsnake
DeKay's Brownsnake
DeKay's Brownsnake
Light Dorsal Line
Light Dorsal Line
Dekay's Brownsnake Venter
Dekay's Brownsnake Venter
Dekay's Brownsnake Keels
Dekay's Brownsnake Keels

Commonly Confused Native Species:

 

IDENTIFICATION

 

Size:                  A small sized snake measuring 9.5 to 15 inches in

                           length.

 

Color:                Dark brown to tan dorsum with a lighter line down the

                           center etched by darker scales. The venter is cream to

                           light gray in color.  Keeled scales.            

 

Behavior:         When handled they emit an unpleasant smelling musk,

                           very docile, does not bite.   Occasionally they will flatten

                           out their bodies to appear larger to predators.     

 

Habitat:            Occur in a variety of habitats, commonly encountered in

                           urban and suburban areas.