Northern Red-bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata)

Richmond, A. R.

Northern Red-bellied snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)

A small, cryptic snake that is often found in the hills around the University. It feeds on slugs, earthworms and other small invertebrates.

This red-bellied snake was discovered by Alan Richmond while he was conducting a rare species inventory in the Berkshires.