This ringneck was found next to a sidewalk surrounded by city, except on one side. And that side consisted of a man made north slope with grass, trees and other vegetation.
I was hoping for a lizard, did not expect to find any snakes along this road as I was walking to my truck.
You can see my hammer in the picture in the bottom right hand corner of the second habitat picture, that is the cardboard I found it under.
Habitat Photos Included.
Large adult found under rocks at roadside. Imaged only. GTS 695.
Found under rocks behind a building. Imaged only. GTS 689. UTA DC 7260.
Found under rocks behind a building. Imaged only. GTS 688. UTA DC 7259.
Found under rocks behind a building. Imaged only. GTS 687. UTA DC 7258. See additional specimen on upper right (GTS 688).
Opaque adult found under rocks. Imaged only. GTS 462. UTA DC 7221.
Diadophis punctatus punctatus, the Southern ringneck snake, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (28 December 2014). Found in yard, photographed on desk, released back in yard! Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.
Found him on the beach!
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,...