What Is a Florida Brown Snake?


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The Florida brown snake is a non-venomous species native to the southeastern continental United States. This burrower is commonly found under rocks, logs and other debris, in a variety of habitats, including bogs, hardwood hammocks, marshes, woodlands, ponds, sloughs and swamps.

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Adult specimens are thin and range from 7 to 10 inches in size. Rusty brown or gray in color, the snake bears a light mid-dorsal stripe with speckles on the sides. The belly ranges from tan to pink with black dots along the edges. This keeled-scale snake bears a light band across the back of the head with a dark spot just below the eyes.

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