Western Worm Snake
Carphophis vermis

Size: 8 - 11 in
Eastern 1/3 of the state.  The western worm snake is a fossorial snake, preferring to live under rocks and debris, eating worms, slugs, and small insects.  They have a horny scale on the tip of the tail, which they use as a defense against predators, earning them a nickname, the horn snake.  Worm snakes tend to be bluish gray to black above with a bright salmon-pink belly.