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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. It is a non-venomous snake.


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Names in different Languages

GermanDe Kay Braunschlange
EnglishDeKay's Brownsnake
FrenchCouleuvre brune de DeKay
SpanishCulebra parda De Kay

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.

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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.

Photos of DeKay's Brownsnake

Last updated on 2023-01-15. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.