Midwest Worm Snake

Carphophis amoenus helenae
(KENNICOTT 1859)
Union Co. Illinois. May 1978.

In moist wooded areas, and elsewhere 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.  I can’t recall finding one out in the open.  Shiny, smooth scales and simple eyes are the marks of a fossorial species.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

 

 

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