Description: As the name suggests, the Red- bellied Snake has a crimson under-belly. Its base color ranges from gray, brown, and reddish brown to black. Along its back run 4 dark stripes.
Range: This snake ranges from southern Canada and Maine south to northern Florida and west to eastern North Dakota and Texas. In Minnesota the snake can be found state-wide.
Habitat: Woodlands and grassy meadows.
Diet: Wild: Small soft bodied animals like slugs and earthworms. Zoo: worms and crickets
Fun Fact: Red-bellied Snakes can twist their mouth into a “grin” by flattening their head and curling their upper lip to expose their teeth.