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Rough Earth Snake

The rough earth snake is a forrosial species, meaning it lives inside burrows. Formerly it was scientifically known as Virginia striatula, this is a non-aggressive snake.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Haldea
    Scientific Name Haldea striatula

    Also Known as Worm snake, little brown snake, striated viper, small-eyed brown snake, small brown viper, southern ground snake, ground snake, little striped snake, brown snake, and brown ground snake
    Size 7-10 in(18-25.4 cm)
    Color Gray, brown, or red
    Distribution Southwestern United States
    Habitat Underneath rocks and logs
    Diet Insects, slugs, earthworms, larvae, sow bugs and insect eggs
    Hibernation Period Winter but their hibernation ends faster than other snakes
    Predators Birds of prey, larger snakes and other mammals
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous
    Breeding Season Summer
    Litter Size 6-24
    Reproductive Age Females are mature around 2 years while males attain the maturity nearly 1.5 years
    Average Lifespan 7 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 25th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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