Brown Snake

Storeria dekayibrown snake

Description: The Brown Snake is a small, inoffensive earth-tone snake of Minnesota’s woodlands. Ground color varies from grayish-brown to reddish-brown, and there is usually a light mid-dorsal stripe about four scales in width bordered by a parallel row of small dark spots.

Range: This species is found from Maine to Florida and then west to Minnesota and Texas. In Minnesota, the snake inhabits mainly the center of the state.

Habitat: Most environments in association with deciduous forests.

Diet: Earthworms, slugs, and soft bodied insect larvae.

Fun Fact: When threatened, Brown Snakes flatten their bodies and discharge a mild odorous musk.