Type of snake?

Asked April 17, 2018, 10:36 AM EDT

Hello- this small snake was under a lid in our backyard. Is it dangerous? It was probably 10-12 inches in length.

Montgomery County Maryland wildlife snakes identification northern brown snake

1 Response

This looks like a Northern brown snake aka DeKay snake. It is very harmless and grows to about 16 inches. It is common in the suburbs and even in the city.
Here is our website on snakes http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/snakes

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