Reed Snakes are tiny fossorial snakes, rarely seen as they hide under the ground or among objects on the forest floor. They eat small soft-bodied invertebrates.
Some Reed Snakes might be confused with various small colubrids such as Ringnecks, Smooth Snakes, or Kukri Snakes, as well as venomous Coral Snakes, so be careful!
Elongate head, dark brown belly. 15 midbody scale rows and 5-6 supralabials
Short head, yellow belly, two spots on tail. 13 midbody scale rows and 4 supralabials
Variable color and pattern, sometimes with colored head. Belly white, yellow, or orange with black bands. 5 supralabials.
Head may be fully or partially colored. Belly white/cream with grayish tint. 5 supralabials.