Eastern Wormsnake: A Fun Snake To Find

I disturbed this Eastern worm snake Carphophis amoenus amoenus when arranging soil in my garden beds. I see a few of these each year here in Southern Maryland. They are non-venomous and do not bite.

They spend their time in the soil, rotten logs, leaf piles etc. You are not likely to see one slither across your lawn.

My daughter holds this wiggly Eastern worm snake while I snap a few pictures then she takes some with my hands in the photos.  It was less than 8 inches long.

Check out the tail on this worm looking snake: it is pointy and helps it burrow into the soil.

(Be sure of the identity of any snake before handling. Ask an adult to help.)

3 thoughts on “Eastern Wormsnake: A Fun Snake To Find

  1. DorkyDeb

    I agree, they are very interesting little snakes. Nice post! Most people don’t even know they exist.

    I’ve done a couple of posts with pics/video of them on my nature blog. If you would like to see them here is a link:
    http://debbienorman.wordpress.com/category/reptiles-amphibians/snakes/eastern-worm-snake/

    I am currently in the process of moving my nature blog, so although I’ve continued taking photographs, I haven’t updated the blog in a long time. I hope to change all of that soon though. I’m moving it to a new server, and other things. It’s just been tricky finding the time to finish the move.

    When I found your blog I actually said to my husband, “Look her header is a frog in her hand!” (My nature blog header is a toad in my hand.) LOL

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