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
  • French
    • couleuvre à collier

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Recent observations

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

August 26, 2016

Description

Observed dead on paved road. Approximately 23 cm SVL.

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Prairie Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. arnyi

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jaredholmes

Date

August 21, 2016 08:52 AM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

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timbir5

Date

August 7, 2016 07:33 AM EDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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amy137

Date

August 25, 2016 03:19 PM EDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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opa5324really

Date

August 24, 2016 08:10 PM EDT

Description

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

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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crazynatureman

Date

August 11, 2016 06:21 PM EDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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cypseloides

Date

June 7, 2009 02:36 PM PDT

Description

Two individuals, with a Red-bellied Snake for good measure.

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San Diego Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. similis

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lopez402

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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johnhay1916

Date

July 10, 2016 12:34 AM EDT

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Mississippi Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. stictogenys

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langaha

Date

August 20, 2016 07:53 PM CDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

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brewtalizer

Date

August 3, 2014 02:59 PM EDT

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Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

wayne13114

Date

June 23, 2007 03:04 PM EDT
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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.
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