NC Snake Pictures / Smooth Earth Snake

Nonvenomous; adult size 6 - 12 inches. Less than 2 inches long when it hatches in summer, this gray snake has a flat head with black eyes and a somewhat leech-like appearance as a hatchling. It lives under stones and boards and in moist leaf litter, where it feeds on worms. It is totally harmless to humans, but will discharge a foul-smelling musk if disturbed.

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