Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Ringneck Snake
    • ring-necked snake
  • Scientific Names
    • Diadophis punctatus
    • Ablabes punctatus
    • Calamaria punctata
    • Coluber punctatus
    • Diadophis amabilis
    • Diadophis blanchardi
    • Diadophis pulchellus
    • Diadophis punctatus docilis
    • Homalosoma punctata
    • Natrix punctatus
  • German
    • Halsbandnatter
    • Ringhalsnatter
  • Spanish
    • Culebra de collar
    • Culebra de panza roja

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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jcbs1962

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September 15, 2014 03:08 PM EDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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ashleytubbs

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September 23, 2013 09:18 AM CDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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ashleytubbs

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May 15, 2012 12:26 PM CDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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ashleytubbs

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March 17, 2012 03:48 PM CDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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November 7, 2014 12:31 PM CST

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herpguy

Date

August 11, 2005

Description

This snake was observed crossing the road during the day 6 miles northeast of Scotts Mills, Oregon.

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Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

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benthebiologist

Date

October 26, 2014 04:15 PM CDT

Description

A Ring-necked Snake.

These little snakes have a very colorful ventral patterning, meant to deter predators (or photographers).

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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danielgeorge

Date

November 9, 2014 03:18 PM PST

Description

Found on trail by gate at bridge between parking area and first settling pond at Las Gallinas sewage treatment facility. Had apparently been stepped on earlier today.

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Southern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. punctatus

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mojavejohnson

Date

the past

Description

I've seen and caught many ringneck snakes growing up in South Florida.

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Mississippi Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. stictogenys

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johnwilliams

Date

May 25, 2006

Description

Site has been cleared and developed

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Mississippi Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. stictogenys

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johnwilliams

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May 31, 2008

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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jaredholmes

Date

September 15, 2014 06:46 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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,...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.