This individual was found under a piece of concrete on a moist oak and eucalyptus studded hillside with an understory of tall grasses and other herbaceous plants. Based on its very dull colors and grey eyes, this individual was very near to shedding.
Seen on Biological Inventory Team Herp Survey.
I saw it in the distant and thought it was a shoelace. But then I saw it move and I knew what it was. This is a truly beautiful snake.
Baby snake - photo is his head
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,...