Hola, ayer corriendo me encontré esta pequeña y bonita serpiente. por desgracia ya estaba muerta y no traía mi cámara, así que la lleve a mi casa para tomarle fotos y con la esperanza de que me puedan ayudar a identificarla.
Found while helping a group that was doing a study on ring neck snakes at WIU's Kibbe field station
Johnston Ranch middle single track, in the oaks. About 8" long and as thin as a pencil.
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,...