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The first yellow-lipped snake known to science was discovered in Carteret County in the late 1880s, near Fort Macon. In the state its range is the coastal plain and the coastline. It has been found inland only as far as Bladen County. It is in no way harmful to humans and feeds mostly on frogs and lizards. This species is among the state's most secretive snakes and is seldom seen crawling about.