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Ringneck snake

Diadophis punctatus

Description:

I was thrilled to find this awesome Ringneck snake. It has grey color with orange ring in the neck. But the underside is bright orange and the tail is red. They are best known for their unique defense posture of curling up their tails, exposing their bright red-orange posterior, ventral surface when threatened. I was lucky because Ring-necked snakes are secretive, nocturnal snakes, so are rarely seen during the day time. They are slightly venomous. 60 cm long.

Habitat:

Grassland.

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63 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Gracias rams4d

rams4d
rams4d 6 years ago

Muy buenas fotos, felicidades !!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

This is the first one for me Abby.

Abby Ccga
Abby Ccga 6 years ago

I've seen one of these in North Carolina, USA. There super cute when they're little!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Es de la Sierra de San Miguelito, justo al sur de la ciudad de San Luis Potosí.

AlejandroVallejo
AlejandroVallejo 7 years ago

¿De qué parte de san luis es ésta belleza?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Gracias Nés.

Hermosa Diadophis.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Gracias Mike. Tuve suerte porque esta vibora es más bien nocturna.

MikeGrageda
MikeGrageda 7 years ago

Que buen registro! Me gusta el contraste de los colores gris y naranja

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Christos Maroulis

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 7 years ago

Beautiful!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Muchas gracias Lauren, Eulalia y Alfytere.

Tere R
Tere R 7 years ago

Guau, fantástica serie de fotos, definitivamente el que busca encuentra, felicidades Luis.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

Qué bonita.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

This amazing snake just had to make SOTD! And your pictures of it's behavior are wonderful. Congratulations!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Pamsai and Gilma.

Congratulations!! Luis, that is a gorgeous snake, love the wavy posture and of course the tail and bottom colors, a beautiful creature.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

congratulations Luis. Fabulous snake, very nice photos!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you EnvUnlimited and Reza Hashemizadeh.

Congratulations Luis !

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Chief, Saumya, Carol, Ashley, Mark, Jopy, Dixie, Dixie, Neil, Nac, Rieko, Bhagya, Daniele, Dilan and António for your kind words.

Luis :-) congrats again ,for a well deserved SOTD

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Congrats Luis on your SOTD!!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congrats Luis! What a great series!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 24, 2013
Submitted on Nov 28, 2013

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