Observed dead on paved road. Approximately 23 cm SVL.
I was refilling the excavation of our septic tank when the ring necked snake appeared. We have had the place at Leesville lake for 20 years but this is the first time I have seen this snake
Two individuals, with a Red-bellied Snake for good measure.
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,...