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Recent observations

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

iveyaj

Date

May 3, 2015 04:59 PM EDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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maryswanson351

Date

April 30, 2015 12:18 PM PDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Date

April 29, 2015 11:45 AM CDT

Description

Diadophis punctatus - Ring Necked Snake
Found after heavy rains crossing a dirt road.

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

April 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

herpdyderpdy

Date

April 27, 2015 09:36 AM PDT

Description

We actually saw two in roughly the same area, but I only photographed one

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Ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

direbecca

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

Biggest one I've seen, at about 16" long. :)

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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jaydraines

Date

April 18, 2015 10:08 AM EDT

Description

Diadophis punctatus punctatus Found under metal on woodland hillside.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

annyperalta

Date

May 16, 2007

Description

Observation by Sula Vanderplank

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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denniswross

Date

April 22, 2015

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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What

Regal Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. regalis

Date

April 28, 2013

Description

Regal Ringneck Snake
A true beauty! The dorsum of ringnecks vary quite a bit among subspecies from blueish to grayish to light brown to greenish-slate-gray. A golden ring around the neck gives them their name although in some subspecies, such as in this specimen (D. punctatus regalis) the ring may be absent altogether or barely marked. The abdomen is a most impressive orange-yellow which turn to a bright orange-red toward the posterior. The abdomen may also present several black spots (mostly occur in subspecies). So beautiful!
Habitat:

This specimen was found in the Trans-Pecos region of the Chihuahuan desert in an open relatively flat desert area dominated by creosote.

This was a very exciting find because this is a species that prefers moist habitats but was found in the very dry Chihuahuan desert. Though, it had emerged after some sporadic heavy rainfall. They are an incredibly beautiful subspecies and remains my favorite snake species of the region.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

lepalot

Date

March 17, 2012

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

travisdimler

Date

October 2, 2014 12:00 PM CDT

Description

Whopper

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Description from Wikipedia

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,...

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