Eastern Canada & Eastern to Midwestern United States. Range includes Quebec to Louisiana, Texas to Nova Scotia.
Fossorial. Wooded areas such as forests, forested wetlands, and swamps.
Adult length 6 to 9 inches. Brown to black elongated body with two rows of dorsal spots running body length, varying in color from yellow to orange.
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