Diadophis punctatus punctatus, the Southern ringneck snake; Volusia county, Florida; 23 May 2015. http://phostracks.com.
Dead specimen found in meadow area near Lake Keomah ranger station.
About 7" in length, had gray back with orange ring round neck, yellow underbelly and orange tail.
small snake, abt 4 inches long, with yellow ring behind head
Nice find in the Poison Oak by Ken-ichi.
How Ken-ichi "heard" this pencil-sized serpent boggles my mind...
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,...