Brown Snake, Storeria dekayi
Brown snake, Storeria dekayi, is sometimes referred to as Dekay’s brownsnake.
The relatively small (6-13 inches), nonvenomous brown snake is common throughout most of the eastern United States, excluding upper mountain elevations. Brown snake is found in a variety of woodland habitats, including residential areas, hiding under leaf litter, mulch, logs, loose stones, and other groundcovers. Brown snakes are typically active at night and help control (read: prey on) populations of snails, slugs, earthworms, and grubs that can be damaging to landscapes and gardens.
Brown snake is nonvenomous and is not considered medically significant to people or pets.
Read more about brown snake from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab https://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stodek.htm.