Brief description of what you observed
"I photographed this beauty two days ago in my yard in Mount Washington. It was difficult to photograph one handed. I released the snake in my garden in the wood pile." - Daniel Marlos
A more detailed account of Daniel's observation can be found on his blog: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/04/09/san-bernardino-ring-necked-snake-found-mount-washington/
This observation and photos were made by Daniel Marlos and sent to email@example.com.
Found under serpentine rock
The ring-necked snake or ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus, is a species of colubrid snake found throughout much of the United States, central Mexico, and southeastern Canada. Ring-necked snakes are secretive, nocturnal snakes, so are rarely seen during the day time. They are slightly venomous, but their nonaggressive nature and small, rear-facing fangs pose little threat to humans who wish to handle them. They are best known for their unique defense posture of curling up their tails,...