Cemophora coccinea copei
Photo of Adult Northern Scarletsnake courtesy of John White
In or near loose well-drained sandy soils, typically in pine-dominated woods.
Habitat Photo for
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
A secretive burrowing species that little is known about, it is rarely found during daylight. Look under coarse woody debris in pine woodlands. Most individuals are observed by driving slowly along paved roads through pine woods in late spring and summer. Non-venomous. This is considered rare in the state and is listed as a Watchlist species. Any individuals found should be reported to DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service.
Found only on the Coastal Plain.
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