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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

  • DeKay's Brownsnake (en)
  • Culebra parda De Kay (es)
  • Couleuvre brune de DeKay (fr)
  • De Kay Braunschlange (de)

Taxonomy

  • Serpentes
  • Colubridae
  • Storeria dekayi

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.

How to Identify

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

Photos

DeKay's Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi)

DeKay's Brownsnake (Storeria dekayi)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2019-05-06

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

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