Storeria dekayi (De Kay’s brown snake)

dekay's snake brown snake storeria dekayi smiling
De Kay’s brown snake, or brown snake, Storeria dekayi. We found him (or her) basking on a paved bike path at Kankakee River State Park. Although he looks ferocious and intimidating and snapped at me, he was real small, about a foot long, and is not venomous. What a precious little smiling face. He looks like he’s wearing juggalo makeup.

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