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Eastern Worm Snake

The eastern worm snake is a tiny species that can be hardly seen as it lives underneath the ground. Ranging throughout the United states of America, this is not a threat to people.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Carphophis
    Species Carphophis amoenus
    Scientific Name Carphophis amoenus amoenus


    Size 7.5-11 in(19-28 cm)
    Color Dark brown
    Distribution United States
    Habitat Burrows
    Diet Insects and larvae
    Hibernation Period October-April
    Predators Opossums, barn owls, and other larger birds and snakes
    Venom Fact non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Breeding Season May-June
    Clutch Size 2-8
    Reproductive Age 3 years
    Average Lifespan 4 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Listed

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    Published on December 21st 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th December 2018.

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