The Pine woods littersnake can be found throughout the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States. From Louisiana east to North Carolina and south to Florida.
Commonly inhabit damp pine flatwoods but can also be found in slash pine and longleaf pine woodlands. Prefers to hide under bark, leaves, logs, stumps, or in burrows underground. Females typically lay eggs in rotting wood.
The Pine woods littersnake is a small, slender snake generally 10 - 13 inches (25 - 33 cm). It exhibits a yellow-brown or reddish-brown dorsum with a darker head and lighter venter. There's a dark line which runs through the eye to the nose. And the upper lip scales are often yellowish giving it the nickname yellow-lipped snake.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians