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Ringneck Snake

Ringneck Snake
Species Name:
Diadophis punctatus
Not venomous

Common Name:
Ringneck Snake

Species Name:
Diadophis punctatus

Non-Venomous

KSNPC status is: Unlisted

Appearance:

Adults reach about 1' in length. Black back with yellow, orange or red belly. Cream or yellowish ring around the neck.

Notes:

Very common snake that eats salamanders and earthworms. Usually found under logs, rocks or other debris. Not often seen above ground.

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