Baby snake in Georgia
Thank you for your question. The snake in your photograph is a brown snake, scientific name is Storeria dekayi. It is a non-venomous species.
Typical length of adults is 9 - 12 inches. Maximum length is approximately 18 inches. They are common in many eastern and southeastern states. They are found in a variety of habitats. They are commonly found by homeowners under mulch, pine straw and leaf litter.
They feed on insects, insect larvae, slugs, snails spiders and small salamanders.
Here's a link to the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory's webpage on this species where you can obtain more information:
If you are interested in learning more about the snake species in your area, this is an excellent field guide:
Gibbons, W. (2017). Snakes of the Eastern United States. Athens: The University of Georgia Press.I hope this answers your question, and thank you for contacting Ask an Expert.