I am uncertain of this ID. I need a curator from Herps of Texas to confirm or correct this ID please.
First snake of the year
In compost heap, small shady backyard in Uptown, New Orleans. Is this really S. dekayi dekayi? Is it weird to see it in southern Louisiana?
Brief description of what you observed
1st Brown Snake of the Year along rock wall next to Oak Leaf Trail.
Small brown snake with keeled scales and a yellow underside.
I was raking leaves in my backyard when I came across the snake. It was brown and about a quarter in diameter.
Three were found; all Northern (S. d. dekayi) looking, by the lack of dorsal cross barring.