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: Red-bellied 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.

Comments: Most often encountered in southeast Minnesota. Please report observations.

Distribution Map
Distribution map of Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)

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