Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Tropidoclonion lineatum
Lined Snake

St. Louis Co., Missouri. Spring 1972

Along with Midland Brown Snakes, these little serpents are common in the older neighborhoods in St. Louis.  They are easy to find under old bricks, in lumber piles and under other items in people's yards, any place damp enough to attract earthworms and snails.

They also occur in the open prairies of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  They tend to flatten themselves out laterally when accosted in the open, much like garter snakes and water snakes.











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