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.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Pointe aux Prairies

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    NIKON D500
    90.0 mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f4.0
    ISO 160

Taxonomy

Serpentes
Colubridae
Storeria dekayi