Photo of Adult Red-bellied Snake courtesy of Mark Tegges
Any open forests, old fields, the edges of freshwater wetlands and sphagnum bogs. Found in dry to wet habitats.
A secretive nocturnal species. Look under coarse woody debris and trash on field-woodland and wetland edges. This is a non-venomous species that is gentle when handled.
Irregular distribution throughout the state; uncommon on the Coastal Plain.
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