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Ring-necked Snake

Diadophis punctatus

Description:

A small species of colubrid snake found crossing a gravel path, and then photographed on a yellow towel I had in my backpack. No bigger than a foot long, with bright yellow ventral coloration (see 3rd photo).

Habitat:

Spotted crossing 'Snake Road', a 2.5 mile gravel road in Illinois known for the large number of reptile and amphibian species that can be found in the area (see photo #4 of sign posted at northern end of Snake Road).

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2 Comments

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

I really like these little shy snakes. They do live here as well but the only one I have seen was the unfortunate victim of a vehicle. Nice spot and nice photos!

NeilDazet
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NeilDazet

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 12, 2012

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