Saturday, April 03, 2010

Northern Brown Snake

Northern Brown Snake
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

We saw the first snake of the season on our property today and one that we rarely see. It was the Storeria dekayi dekayi or Northern Brown Snake. The old name was the DeKay Snake. It is a very small, hard to see snake that likes to eat slugs, earthworms and soft bodied insects.

We saw it because our dog started jumping around it. When we took the dog away, the snake froze for many attempted photos. This was the best I got in spite of many tries.

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