Photo courtesy Cecil Searcy, Luling, Texas
The Brown Snake is native to Southern Ontario and Quebec,
most of the eastern half of the United States, through Mexico,
Guatemala, Honduras, and possibly El Salvador. Dorsally it is
brown to gray with a lighter center stripe bordered by small
black spots; ventrally it is lighter brown or pink with small
black dots at the ends of the ventral scales. Adults usually
measure less than 12 inches, but the record size is 20 inches.
It has keeled dorsal scales, and no loreal scale. The tiny
snake is harmless to humans.