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Ringneck Snake

Ringneck Snake
Species Name:
Diadophis punctatus
Not venomous

Common Name:
Ringneck Snake

Species Name:
Diadophis punctatus


KSNPC status is: Unlisted


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


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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