Captured and got away before photo - BIIIIIGS!!
Black with yellow ring around neck and on stomach.
Saw on trail, sunning itself. It was about 35cm in length. Moved off into the leaf litter.
I saw this and thirteen other ringneck snakes in the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area.
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,...