Common Wormsnake - courtesy of Kerry Wixted
Common Wormsnake Adult Photos courtesy of Corey Wickliffe
Any forested habitat with soil loose enough for burrowing. Also found in open fields and lawns.
Look under coarse woody debris and within rotting logs, particularly in areas with moist, not wet, soil. Non-venomous. When handled they attempt to push their way between the fingers with their head or tail spine, but they do not bite.
Common Wormsnake Habitat Photo courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Found statewide except for the Allegheny Plateau of western Maryland.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)