De Kay's snake

Storeria dekayi

''Storeria dekayi'', commonly known as the brown snake or De Kay's snake, is a small species of colubrid snake.
Dekay's Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi Small, tan snake with two rows of dark brown spots down its back. This snake was approximately 10-12 cm long. 

Habitat: Spotted along the bank of a river in a deciduous forest. We spotted 2 of them (not together).  This one showed no fear and let me hold it for several minutes. I was trying to get a shot of it licking the air, but couldn't capture it.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67512/dekays_brown_snake_-_storeria_dekayi.html De Kay's snake,Fall,Geotagged,Storeria dekayi,United States,brown snake,dekay's brown snake,snake

Appearance

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 in total length , but the record total length is 19 3⁄8 inches . It has keeled dorsal scales, and no loreal scale.
Dekay's Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi I love these tiny snakes! In this shot, I was holding it between my fingers, trying to get a shot of its face...

Small, tan snake with two rows of dark brown spots down its back. This snake was approximately 10-12 cm long. 

Habitat: Spotted along the bank of a river in a deciduous forest. De Kay's snake,Fall,Geotagged,Storeria dekayi,United States,snake

Naming

The specific name, ''dekayi'', is in honor of American zoologist James Ellsworth De Kay , who collected the first specimen in Long Island, New York, while the generic name, ''Storeria'', honors zoologist David Humphreys Storer. This is the only North American snake whose binomial is a double honorific - that is, both the generic name and the specific name honor people.There are eight recognized subspecies of ''S. dekayi'', including the nominotypical subspecies.

⤷ ''Storeria dekayi anomala'' Dugès, 1888
⤷ ''Storeria dekayi dekayi'' - northern brown snake
⤷ ''Storeria dekayi limnetes'' Anderson, 1961 - marsh brown snake
⤷ ''Storeria dekayi temporalineata'' Trapido, 1944
⤷ ''Storeria dekayi texana'' Trapido, 1944 - Texas brown snake
⤷ ''Storeria dekayi tropica'' Cope, 1885
⤷ ''Storeria dekayi victa'' O.P. Hay, 1892 - Florida brown snake
⤷ ''Storeria dekayi wrightorum'' Trapido, 1944 - midland brown snake
Midland Brown Snake  The midland brown is a very mild mannered snake and usually attempts to escape first and foremost when encountered but may even play dead or flatten its body to appear larger. If picked up the snake may release a fowl smelling musk but will not bite you. These snakes are many times brought as gifts by cats and dogs to their unwary owners after a day of stalking in the flower bed. As all Georgia's non-venomous snakes, the midland brown is protected due to their assistance in pest control. Their diet consists of earthworms, slugs, snails insects and spiders. 

They give birth to what appears to be live young [3-31] but technically they are not...they hatch inside the mother's body and the eggs are retained in the mother. DeKay,Georgia,Geotagged,Midland brown snake,Storeria dekayi,United States

Reproduction

Like other natricine snakes , ''Storeria dekayi'' is an ovoviviparous species.
Dekay's Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi Small, tan snake with two rows of dark brown spots down its back. This snake was approximately 10-12 cm long.  In this shot, you can see that it has an old injury in the middle of its body. 

Habitat: Spotted along the bank of a river in a deciduous forest. We spotted 2 of them (not together). This one showed no fear and let me hold it for several minutes. I was trying to get a shot of it licking the air, but couldn't capture it.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67510/dekays_brown_snake_-_storeria_dekayi.html De Kay's snake,Fall,Geotagged,Storeria dekayi,United States,brown snake,snake

Food

It eats earthworms, slugs, snails, and most other small invertebrates.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyColubridae
GenusStoreria
SpeciesS. dekayi