Flat-headed Snake

Common Name: 
Flat-headed Snake
Scientific Name: 

Tantilla gracilis

Category: 
Small, Garden Variety Snakes
Identification: 

5-9 inches. Pale tan above with a pink cast below; top of head slightly darker than body; eyes tiny; scales smooth and in 15 rows.

Habits: 

Flat-headed snakes remain below the ground most of the time but occasionally come to the surface under rocks and logs. They lay from 1-4 eggs.

Distribution: 

Upland pine-oak woodlands in central and northern Louisiana.

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Flat-headed Snake
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