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poolecw 05-17-2017 04:32 PM

Juvenile snake ID
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I'm ok at identifying adult snakes but no juveniles. Can any of you guys ID this one? I accidentally ran over him while cutting grass this week. His head was mangled up so I couldn't really determine if he had a viper type head.

Nicodemus 05-17-2017 04:36 PM

It`s a Dekay`s brown snake.

redneck_billcollector 05-17-2017 05:45 PM

I agree with Nic, but I would point out it is probably an adult. They are small snakes that feed on slugs, snails and earthworms....the biggest ones won't reach two feet. They are mature at around 12 inches.

lightbulbsms 05-18-2017 10:02 AM

poolecw 05-18-2017 01:03 PM

Thanks all. I looked it up after Nick mentioned it.

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