Rim Rock Crown Snake


Common name : Rim rock crowned snake

Scientific name : Tantilla oolitica

Family : Colubridae

Native to : Florida, United States

Interesting fact : Their scientific name ‘oolitica’ refers to the oolitic limestones in which they were found.

Conservation status : Endangered

The head and the neck of the non-venomous rim rock crown snake look as if they were dipped in tar whereas the rest of the body is pinkish tan and covered in smooth scales. These snakes are fond of rocky sandy soils and are found under leaf litter, logs and rocks. Centipedes and larvae of insects make up their meal.

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