Waiting for sun to come out on San Bruno Butterfly Count. Tiny, tiny snake...
On Shore Drive, Shelter Bay-MI.
About 14", rescued from road!
On CO 116
A little neonate found in some moss and leaves near a seep. Many recently metamorphed Desmognathus salamanders were found in the same pile of moss and leaves.
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,...