: A friend found a gray or tan snake with a
: light stripe down its back from head to
: tail. On either side of the spine are
: two rows of a checkerboard pattern.
: Beneath that are two rows of diagonal
: marks that resemble check marks. The
: snake was found in the Northern Coastal
: Plain of NC near Rocky Mount.
: Thank you,
: Tom Reynolds
The Appalachian Naturalist