Friend stirred up while mowing the lawn.
Is actually a hybrid! Has spots on belly like the southern ringneck but a complete ring like the northern ringneck!
Found in leaf litter
Found along driveway in some leaf litter
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,...