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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.

How to Identify

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

Where and 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.

Common Names

DeKay's Brownsnake

De Kay Brownschlange (de)
Culebra parda De Kay (es)
Couleuvre brune de DeKay (fr)

Taxonomy

Serpentes
Colubridae
Storeria dekayi