XENIA — Leaving his estimated 30 siblings behind, a baby snake was recently brought to the park headquarters of Greene County Parks and Trails. The young snake was brought to the office by Rhonda Herman, shown, and was identified as a brown snake with the assistance of Greene County Parks and Trails Chief Ranger Chuck Frazier and Administrative Support Specialist Amber Botkin.
These common but secretive snakes are often encountered hiding under stones, logs, old boards and other such debris. They feed on snails, slugs, worms and soft-bodied insects.
For more information on native wildlife, visit Greene County Parks and Trails’ Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek, to view its live animal displays.