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Description: The rough earth snake is a small -- 7-10 inches (18-25 cm) -– fairly slender brown to gray snake with keeled scales and a pointed snout. The young are darker in coloration than the adults and may have a light band on the neck, which is sometimes lost as the species matures.


Keeled scales differentiate the rough earth snake from the similar smooth earth snake (Virginia valeriae), as well as from the wormsnake. H. striatula is most likely to be confused with De Kay's brown snake (Storeria dekayi), which is a little larger and is light brown with dark markings on the back and neck. Unlike the rough earth snake, De ...


Rough earthsnakes are very small and are characterized by their “rough” or keeled scales, which differentiates them from their cousins the smooth earthsnakes. Feeding/Diet: Earthsnakes feed on earthworms and soft-bodied insects. Habitat/Range: This snake is typically very secretive, living underground in rotting logs or under other objects ...


A. Top of the head B. Underside of the head (chin and throat) C. Smooth scales D. Side of the head E. Front (face view) of the head F. Elongated scales below the tail (subcaudal scales) are typically divided Range: The Eastern Smooth Earth Snake occurs occurs north of the Suwannee River and in the panhandle.A disjunct population occurs in Highlands County in central Florida.


Kansas range map for the Rough Earth Snake. Range: Found in extreme southeastern Kansas in Chautauqua and Cherokee counties and southeastern Crawford County. Description: Harmless. Scales smooth to the touch, but some are weakly keeled beginning on the middle of the back and extending over the rear of the body. A small gray or light brown ...


Earth Snakes are small, secretive snakes that are brown, gray or reddish colored on their backs and have essentially no patterning. Adult length is usually in the range of 7 to 10 inches. They give live birth. There are 2 species in their genus: Smooth Earth Snake and Rough Earth Snake.


Common Garter Snake. Lined Snake. Rough Earth Snake. Smooth Earth Snake. Smooth Earth Snake. Venomous Snakes in Kansas. Cottonmouth. Copperhead. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Timber Rattlesnake. Prairie Rattlesnake. Massasauga. Snakes in Kentucky. Kentucky is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.


The belly is tan to whitish and is not sharply defined in color from the color of the sides (as in the worm snake, Carphophis amoenus, and red-bellied snake, Storeria occipitomaculata). Smooth scales differentiate this species from the similar rough earth snake (Virginia striatula) and brown snakes (Storeria dekayi). Individuals from the ...


The western smooth earthsnake is a small, slightly stout, plain-colored snake with a conical head. The color is gray to light brown or reddish brown. It has no distinct markings. The belly is plain white or cream-colored. Similar species: The rough earthsnake (Haldea striatula) is closely related and extremely similar in appearance. Western ...


Rough green snakes are most comfortable when kept within the range of 85 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit and should have a basking light over their enclosure that will enable the snakes to thermoregulate. It is beneficial for the r ough green snake to have full spectrum lighting,provided by snake heat lamps such as the Exo Terra Solar Glo All in One ...