These here in Virginia can be either dark brown or brown with their stomach being a reddish color. Due to these colors and it’s size, this snake tends to get confused with large worms rather frequently.
This snake tends to get confused with other small snakes as well, it is worth noting that this snake’s colors will stay the same with no patterns or rings.
This snake is non-venomous, and in fact, it cannot bite so it is harmless to humans. However, as a defense mechanism, they can excrete a foul smelling substance. So picking them up while safe, could be unpleasant.
This snake is rather small, with adults being 7.5 – 11 inches tall. The record size was 13 inches. Females tend to be an inch larger on average.