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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kotenburg

Date

October 17, 2014 02:45 PM EDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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glhans

Date

October 15, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

Description

Road kill pic2 shows orange under belly

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Mississippi Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. stictogenys

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johnwilliams

Date

April 14, 2014

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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larebaltaf

Date

September 19, 2014 11:55 AM HST

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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larebaltaf

Date

September 19, 2014 11:44 AM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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layymkayy

Date

September 27, 2014 12:38 PM EDT

Description

Although the same species as the previous snake found, there is a clear difference in size, development, as well as color around the neck. The color here is a pale yellow color rather than a bright orange. Looking at the hand to reference the size, you can see how small it really is!

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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layymkayy

Date

September 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This snake is extremely thin and was found under a rock. The underside is a very bright orange. You can compare it to the picture on my inaturalist, a snake of this same species (but in its infancy) with a slightly different coloration.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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ckalita

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

Found in a wooded area composed of some tall grasses, leaf litter, and large rocks.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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dhitchcox

Date

October 7, 2014 03:26 PM EDT

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hsynn

Date

September 19, 2014

Place

Montgomery (Google, OSM)

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Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

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jmaughn

Date

September 30, 2014

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Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus) Diadophis punctatus

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justin_guyer

Date

September 23, 2014

Description

Ringneck Snake observed at Snake Road at Larue Pine Hills in Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois

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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.