Rough Earth Snake

Virginia striatula

Rough Earth Snake

Rough Earth Snake from College Station, Texas.

This diminutive, pointed-nosed brown snake is one of the most commonly seen snakes in urban areas of the Brazos Valley.  Adults rarely exceed 8 inches and are usually some shade of brown, reddish-brown to grayish-brown.

It is often found in residential gardens, sometimes in large numbers!  It is totally harmless and pose no threat to humans or pets.  They eat worms and others small soft bodied insects.