Midwest Worm Snake

Carphophis amoenus helenae

Midwest Worm Snake Midwest Worm Snake
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Robert Rold Photography
Midwest Worm Snake Midwest Worm Snake
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Steve Hahus

Description:  The Midwest Worm Snake ranges in size from 7.5-12 inches.  Coloration is a shiny brown on the back and pink on the belly.  Tip of tail is spiny.  Scales smooth and anal plate divided.

Habitat:  Found in moist, rich soil.

Behavior:  Often goes deep underground during dry periods.

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