Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Carphophis amoenus amoenus
Eastern Worm Snake

Near Johnson City, Tennessee.
May 22, 1998

We were surprised to find this snake under a log with very dry soil conditions - Worm Snakes generally require a moist habitat.  The small pointed head with enlarged scales is designed for burrowing, and indeed this snake spends much of its life underground.









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