Pine woods snake

The Pine woods snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pine Woods Snake (Rhadinaea flavilata) is a secretive colubrid found in scattered locations across the Southeastern United States. Description - A small reddish brown to yellowish brown snake with a whitish to yellowish, unmarked underside. More

Description: The pine woods snake is small with a shiny golden-brown to reddish-brown back. A faint dark stripe along the center of the back may be seen on this snake. The head of the pine woods snake is dark with a dark line running through the eye. More

The Pine Woods Snake has 17 smooth mid-dorsal scale rows and from 120 to 133 ventrals. The subcaudals number from 63 to 76 and the anal plate is divided. Males often have keels on the scales on either side of the anal plate. More

Pine woods snake: Left to right: Top of the head (notice the large plate-like scales on the top of the head); underside of the head (chin and throat). More

Image of Pine Woods SnakeImage of Pine Woods Snake Adult color (left) and view of belly (right). Kenneth L. Krysko photos. Scientific name: Rhadinaea flavilata Description: Average adult size is 10-12 inches (25.4-30.4 cm), record is 15. More

Pine Woods Snake caught in Pawleys Island, South Carolina Pine Woods Snake caught May 2004 More

Range (see map below): The Pine Woods Snake is a species of the Southern Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from North Carolina in the north, southward through most of Florida, and westward along the Gulf Coast to extreme eastern Louisiana. More

Pine Woods Snake caught in Pawleys Island, South... More

The Pine Woods Snake has a limited range in South Carolina and is very secretive. Adults range from 10 to 13 inches. These snakes lay eggs. More

Range and Habitat: Pine woods snakes are found in scattered populations throughout the Coastal Plain in the southeastern U.S. Although common in a few sections of Florida they are generally uncommon to rare in our region. More

The Pine Woods Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

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The Pine Woods Snake is a slender snake, colored yellowish-brown to reddish. The lips are white or yellow. It has a thin dark line through the eye to the corner of the jaw. The underside is white to yellow. Juveniles are similar to adults. More

Common names

Kiefernwaldschlange in German - Deutsch
Pine Wood Snake in English - English
pine woods snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Rhadinaea
Species : Rhadinaea flavilata
Authority : COPE 1871