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Texas Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi texana)
Texas Brown Snake
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TEXAS BROWN SNAKE FACTSDescription
The Texas Brown Snake is reddish brown with dark brown spots around the eyes. The Texas Brown Snake is variable in color, and can be brown, tan, or brick red. There is a faint lighter stripe down the middle of the back. The top of the head is darker, and there are dark spots on the side of the head.
range of habitats including woodlands, marshes, edges of swamps, golf courses, moist garden beds
eats mainly slugs, snails, insects, earthworms.
viviparous and gives birth to 12 - 20 young around late July to early August
From Minnesota to Texas and south into Mexico.
Texas Brown Snakes are non-venomous and completely harmless. When threatened they will coil up, raise their head and strike repeatedly. Their mouths are not big enough to bite humans.
Relatives in same Genus
Redbelly Snake (S. occipitomaculata)