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DeKay's Brownsnake - Storeria dekayi

DeKay's Brownsnake - Storeria dekayi

A short brown to gray snake with a fine line along the center bordered by black spots, native to Quebec, feeding on worms, snails and slugs.

Common Names

How to Identify

Smaller than other snakes like Common Garter snake, brown-grey with black spots.

Where & When to Spot

I spotted this species only once at the left entrance to Park Pointe aux Prairies in spring. DeKay's brownsnake is on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

DeKay's Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi)

DeKay's Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - May 06, 2019

NIKON D500; 90.0 mm f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f4.0; Iso 160;
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