Close to shed. Some kind of wound on tail.
Found four of these. Two together under one big flat rock. Two together under another big flat rock. This photo is just of the first two. One of which showing its head. Location is private because of a related find.
Burke, Fairfax County, VA
12 August 2014
Diadophis punctatus punctatus, the Southern ringneck snake, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (15 June 2014). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.
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,...