This small woodland snake can be identified by the dark markings around its eyes.
Very similar to the Red-bellied Snake.
Thermoregulating on gravel path among fallen leaves.
A Northern Brown Snake at Sachuest Point NWR.
Found dead and half buried in recently disturbed soil (part of wetland/stream restoration work). It was alongside the remains of a Northern Redbelly Snake. Perhaps they were together in a hibernacula that was dug up? I believe both species are know to utilize ant mounds together.