Classification
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All Names

  • Spanish
    • Culebra de panza roja
    • Culebra de collar
  • 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

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Recent observations

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What

Monterey Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. vandenburghii

Observer

james3

Date

April 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

ring-necked snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

kueda

Date

April 16, 2014 07:00 PM PDT

Description

Nice one on the trail. Showed it to the runner behind me. She freaked, but didn't drop it.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

jstark918

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

Found near the trail head of the snake road in LaRue Pine Hills near Grand Tower,IL. I know it's a type of Ring neck but not sure which exact species it is.

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

laurentaake

Date

April 10, 2014 03:38 AM CDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

croelke

Date

April 11, 2014 03:07 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

mfontenot22

Date

April 11, 2014 03:08 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

kerrywininger

Date

April 8, 2014 02:59 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

San Bernardino Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. modestus

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

April 8, 2014 07:00 PM PDT

Description

"I photographed this beauty two days ago in my yard in Mount Washington. It was difficult to photograph one handed. I released the snake in my garden in the wood pile." - Daniel Marlos

A more detailed account of Daniel's observation can be found on his blog: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/04/09/san-bernardino-ring-necked-snake-found-mount-washington/

This observation and photos were made by Daniel Marlos and sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

james3

Date

April 6, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

acabrero

Date

April 1, 2014 11:49 AM PDT

Description

Found under serpentine rock

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Date

April 5, 2014
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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.