DeKay's Snake Photos

A Dekay's brown snake.
These common garden snakes are commonly known as DeKay's or brownsnake but the official name is Storeria dekayi. They can be found all along the Eastern side of the North American continent. They are harmless, eating slugs, snails and earthworms, and being eaten by larger snakes, birds and mammals.

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June 23, 2020

DeKay's Snake - small brown snake in a man's handsWhen you are digging in your flowers and grassy areas, you may run into this little fellow. It is a DeKay snake and quite harmless and appears to not mind being held, although, I don't want to hold it. I just take pictures.

From what I have read, it is a small, meat eating snake and prefers bugs, beetles, spiders, slugs, snails, and such. It's a good little snake to have around.

If you would like a snake for a pet, this one can be your little buddy.

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June 26, 20200 found this helpful

thats lovely! the only snakes we have over here are adders and grass snakes.saw a grass snake in the woods a month or so ago,only the second one ive ever seen.theyre harmless,but adders arent! i love your Dekay snake! x

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June 26, 20200 found this helpful

Harmless and cold blooded, the little fella might appreciate the gentle warmth of your hand. But you had rather not.

Oh, the Human element.

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June 28, 20200 found this helpful

I must say, he does have a sweet little face and beautiful eyes.

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July 20, 20201 found this helpful

We were walking today and she reaches out and grabs this fellow off of a pine tree limb. It's a beautiful rough green snake and has pretty eyes.


Looks sweet enough but no, I don't want to hold it either.

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