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LINED SNAKE

(Tropidoclonion lineattum)

Picture of a lined snake

Area where lined snake is found in South Dakota

Characteristics

  • Gray or brown in color
  • Pale body stripes-one down the middle of back and one along each side
  • Double row of black half-moons on the white or yellowish belly
  • Keeled scales
  • Nonvenomous
  • Diet: earthworms and small insects
  • Habitat: open prairie hillsides and rocky,
    woodland areas
  • Distribution: extreme southeastern South Dakota