Snake in the house

Asked September 17, 2018, 9:08 PM EDT

Can you please identify this snake. It is tiny. Found it in our basement.

Calvert County Maryland wildlife snake identification native northern brown snake pest - other tiny snake in basement

1 Response

The is a Northern brown snake, also known as a DeKay snake.
It's harmless. Grows to about 16 inches and eats worms and soft-bodied insects. A beneficial addition to your landscape.

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