Eastern worm snake

Eastern worm snake

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Carphophis amoenus amoenus

The eastern worm snake is a subspecies of the worm snake, Carphophis amoenus, a non-venomous colubrid endemic to the Eastern Woodlands region of North America. The species' range extends from southwest Massachusetts, south to southern Alabama, west to Louisiana and north to Illinois. This species is common in the ecotone between woodlands and wetlands. It may also be found in grasslands adjacent to woodlands. Though this snake can be abundant in parts of its range, it is rarely seen because of its fossorial lifestyle. When not underground, C. a. amoenus resides mostly under rocks, logs and leaf litter, or burrowed within rotting woody debris.

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References

1. Eastern worm snake Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_worm_snake
2. Eastern worm snake on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/63738/12712149

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