Northern Brown Snake by Marcia Rubin

Northern Brown Snake
Location: My backyard – Geauga County, Ohio USA
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ28

Adult body length: 9 – 13 inches
Body length at birth: 2¾ – 5 inches
Breeding period: spring and fall; young born June to September
Young per year: 3 – 31
Typical foods: earthworms, slugs, snails
In Ohio, the Northern Brown Snake interbreeds with the Midland Brown Snake producing an intergrade that often has the combined characteristics of both parents.
This snake lives in moist to wet areas in woodland, prairies, marshes, and in the margins of swamps, bogs and ponds. In areas of human habitation it sometimes occurs in vacant lots and gardens.
Large numbers of the Northern Brown Snake often hibernate together during the winter. During mild weather they are diurnal, while in warm weather they are nocturnal. These are secretive snakes that hide under flat rocks, logs and trash.


  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 4 years ago

  • Awesome! Thank you so much for featuring my photo :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous work and congratulations!

  • Thank you so much Glenn :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • KAGPhotography
    KAGPhotographyalmost 4 years ago

    congrats on the feature…very well done

  • Thank you :-) I do appreciate the compliment!

    – Marcia Rubin

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonalmost 4 years ago


  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
    Jawaharal Nehru said and I think so:)

    This is so wonderful and thoughtfully artwork, thank you to inspire…
    Best regards,

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