Eastern Worm Snake Coiled Up on a Rock, Virginia

I went out hunting for snakes with a friend yesterday and had some success. Previously, my only snake photos to speak of where of Black Rat Snakes and Northern Water Snakes. I really wanted to find some other species, so months ago I began the process of learning how to find various snakes. With the help of my friend, I was able to find two new species - the Ringneck Snake, and the Eastern Worm Snake. While the average length of Eastern Worm Snakes are anywhere from 7 to 11 inches, this little guy was tiny - the smallest my friend had ever seen. Surely a hatchling, his markings were still the same as a full grown adult, and I found him quite striking, especially the coral colored belly.

Eastern Worm Snake Coiled Up on a Rock, Virginia, United States.