Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Carphophis amoenus helenae
Midwest Worm Snake

Union Co. Illinois. May 1978

During times after heavy rains, Worm Snakes can be found in number under logs, rocks, pieces of tin, and other material.  They tend to disappear underground during dry weather.  The snake at left is somewhat opaque and close to shedding, while the bottom snake shows the typical (and darker) dorsal color.







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