Eastern Smooth Earthsnake
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Photo of Adult Eastern Smooth Earthsnakecourtesy of Jay Kilian
Old fields adjacent to deciduous woodlands, trails and dirt roadways through woodlands, any forest type, pastures, urban and suburban woodlots.
A very secretive species. Seldom observed above ground except after cool, heavy rains. Look under coarse woody debris, straw/hay bales and trash on field-woodland edges. Particularly under thin logs and boards that have been warmed by the sun. Non-venomous. Docile when handled.
Found primarily on the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont regions.
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