Brown blotches on light back, belly unmarked cream color.
Prefers sandy grasslands.
Typical adult length: 69-90 cm (27-36 in); Maximum: 48 inches
(Collins & Collins 1993).
Lizards and small mammals.
History: Although often a gentle snake when handled, some
individuals will strike and even bite. Also like many snakes,
the Glossy Snakes may secrete foul smelling stuff from cloaca
if you pick them up.
nocturnal species is secretive so its status in Nebraska is
not well known. Recently a Glossy Snake was found in Thomas
County, far out of its expected range in Dundy and Hitchcock
counties (see map). Is the Glossy snake more widely distributed
in Nebraska, but just overlooked? Only time will tell.