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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Recent observations

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

tobler

Date

August 19, 2014

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ring-necked snake Diadophis punctatus

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taj

Date

July 24, 2014 02:40 PM PDT

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

calopteryx

Date

August 12, 2014 09:10 PM EDT

Description

Burke, Fairfax County, VA

12 August 2014

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

glhans

Date

August 9, 2014

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What

Southern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 15, 2014 10:19 PM EDT

Description

Diadophis punctatus punctatus, the Southern ringneck snake, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (15 June 2014). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

cuskelly

Date

August 8, 2014 10:35 AM EDT

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Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

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ed_hack

Date

July 28, 2014

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What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

jacobstudowen

Date

August 3, 2014 09:34 PM CDT

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Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

johndh

Date

August 2, 2014 10:08 PM EDT

Description

Black snake with yellow ring around the neck

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What

Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

skye_haas

Date

July 31, 2014

Description

Four individuals under a board.

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No photos or sounds

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Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

skye_haas

Date

July 31, 2014

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What

ring-necked snake Diadophis punctatus

Date

July 29, 2014 12:10 PM PDT

Description

Olive green/gray back with discolored iridescent black patches, top of head is iridescent, bright orange belly and bright orange ring on neck

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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.