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Texas Brown Snake

The Texas brown snake is a subspecies of brown snake commonly found in North America. The non-venomous snake isn’t aggressive rather it coils up when threatened. It is shy and not detrimental to humans at all.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubrida
    Genus Storeria
    Species Storeria dekayi
    Subspecies Storeria dekayi texana

    Size 12-19 in(30-48 cm)
    Color Reddish brown, brick red or tan colored body with brown patches around the eye.
    Distribution Northeastern Mexico, Eastern Mexico, and Southern Minnesota
    Habitat In barks and logs of trees of moist woodlands,
    Diet Spiders, earthworms, insects, slugs, and small frogs
    Hibernation Period Throughout the winter
    Predators Dogs, cats, larger snakes, birds of prey
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season August-early September
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    Litter Size 3-15
    Average Lifespan 7-8 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not listed

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    Published on December 18th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 6th December 2018.

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