Description: The rough earthsnake has a solid brown or gray back and a light colored belly. It may have a pale band across the back of its small head. Rough earthsnakes are very small and are characterized by their “rough” or keeled scales, which differentiates them from their cousins the smooth earthsnakes.
Feeding/Diet: Earthsnakes feed on earthworms and soft-bodied insects.
Habitat/Range: This snake is typically very secretive, living underground in rotting logs or under other objects. Rough earthsnakes can sometimes be found in flowerbeds around homes.
Reproduction: Earthsnakes typically mate in spring or early summer and give live birth to 3-11 babies in July or August. The babies are usually darker than the adults and have a more distinct neckband.