DeKay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi
Serpentes > Serpentes > Colubridae
Names in different Languages
|German||De Kay Braunschlange|
|French||Couleuvre brune de DeKay|
|Spanish||Culebra parda De Kay|
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.
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.
|2019-05-06||Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies|