Dekay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi (Holbrook, 1839)  Synonyms: Northern Brownsnake.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Reptilia   >   Order Squamata   >   Family Colubridae   >   Genus Storeria   

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Northern Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi dekayi) is a widespread snake of modest size, able to survive in a wide range of habitat conditions. This snake may be found in environs ranging from forest to grassy fields or pastureland, and may utilize a wide variety of wetlands and riparian habitats. Northern Brown Snakes are generally fond of surface cover objects, including rocks, logs, boards, shingles, and other debris, where they can locate their preferred prey of slugs and earthworms. These snakes may even be found in less sterile anthropogenic habitats, like vacant lots or edges of suburbs (Tennant, 2003). This is a shy snake, and may be partially nocturnal. Northern Brown Snake is found throughout Maryland (Maryland DNR site).

There are 141 records in the project database.

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A Dekay's Brownsnake in Howard Co., Maryland (2/24/2017). Photo by Bill Vanko. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/9/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake found in Howard Co., Maryland (11/1/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/11/2013). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Howard Co., Maryland (3/21/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake caught in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (101/2008). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/11/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/30/2014). Photo by David Hilmy. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/30/2014). Photo by David Hilmy. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Harford Co., Maryland (4/14/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/4/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Howard Co., Maryland (11/9/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Howard Co., Maryland (3/31/2010). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/14/2015). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Dekay's Brownsnake found dead on the road in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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