Olive green/gray back with discolored iridescent black patches, top of head is iridescent, bright orange belly and bright orange ring on neck
Was found hiding under a rock. Has an orange belly and a black back. Is very tiny. Is about 7 to 6 inches tall. Only one was found in the area.
Found in the grassy parts of Turtle Ponds at Pepperwood.
found under a rock near a pond. when first found, it was all curled up with its bright orange underside showing. then when picked up it was slightly more active and was about 12-18 inches.
It was under a rock at a pond full of baby amphibians.
Northern Ring Snake
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,...