Observed wandering on foot trail at 14:00.
found under some plywood
Single adult specimen was found beneath a stone near an Ozark stream.
Observed dead on paved road. Approximately 25 cm SVL. No photos taken.
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,...