Daughter Erin Salmon at age 3 with a ring-neck snake.
Indian ring neck
Found under a pile of discarded tarpolions, etc. with miscellaneous pieces of fabric.
On path next to Purgatoire river.
Contrary to what he looks like, he was very much alive - just defense mechanism. Such a beautiful 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,...