The Southeastern Crowned Snake is a small, fossorial species found in hardwood forests, swamp margins, and oak hammocks in eastern Mississippi (Powell et al., 2016). It is a light brown snake with a black head and neck. A light ring separates the black coloration behind the head, and is a distinct character to this species. These snakes are nocturnal and spend much of their time below soil, logs, or leaf litter (Behler & King, 1979).
- Light brown body with black head
- Light band behind head
Hardwood forests, swamp margins, forest margins, rotting logs
Fossorial, generally spend their time underground
Various small invertebrates