Monday, June 13, 2011
Later, we looked up "worm snake" on google and found that Carphophis amoenus amoenus is indeed called a Worm Snake and it is found mostly in wooded areas in loose dirt and under logs and rotten leaf litter. I learned a cool new word to: "fossorial". Look it up. We read that they mainly eat earthworms and are not poisonous.
Days later, as we were finishing our work, we uncovered another specimen and this time I had my camera. He had the prettiest pink belly but he continued to struggle in the open and try to hide his face under one of his coils. You would too if you lived underground and now were being held captive in the open sun. We snapped a few pictures and then let him go. Sneaky snake, we hope you stay around!