These snakes are thought to be rare here in Virginia, but they are very shy and secretive. Their small size and being nocturnal, makes the sightings even more rare. But here in Virginia they are classified as secure, and there are many of them here.
These snakes like to hide in brush and other yard debris, and love to be near the forest edge so that they can have a place to hide and a place to hunt.
Despite their rarity they are social animals and tend to hang out in groups of the same species.
These snakes rarely bite, and when they do there shouldn’t be any pain for you and rarely leave a mark.
It is against the law in Virginia to keep any wild snake as a pet.