About this Species 

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Name:Ground Snake
Family:Woodland Snakes
Scientific Name: Sonora semiannulata
Description:Smooth scales. A snake with variable color and pattern; color may be red-brown, gray or tan. Can be unpatterned or have black crossbars on the back. Belly is white or cream-colored. Young look like adults. Adults 8-12 inches in length.
Range: Two records from Benton County.
Habits and Habitat:An inhabitant of dry, rocky cedar glades or rocky, open forests with southerly exposures. Active from April-October, it breeds in spring or fall and lays 4-6 eggs that hatch in late summer. Feeds on scorpions, centipedes, spiders and small insects. It is the rarest known snake in Arkansas.
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Suzanne Collins