Carphophis amoenus amoenus
** Harmless **
|Common Name:||Eastern Worm Snake|
|Scientific Name:||Carphophis amoenus amoenus|
|Genus:||Carphophis is derived from the Greek words karphos which means "straw" or "chaff" and ophios which means "snake"|
|Species:||amoenus is Latin for "pleasing" or "charming" referring to the disposition of the snake.|
|Subspecies:||amoenus is Latin for "pleasing" or "charming" referring to the disposition of the snake.|
Blind snake, blind worm, cricket snake, eastern ground snake, eastern twig snake, little red snake, milk snake, thunder snake.
|Average Length:||7.5 - 11 in. (19 - 28 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:||12.6 in. (32 cm)|
|Record length:||13.25 in. (33.7 cm)|
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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Adult - Fairfax Co.