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Ring Necked Snake

Diadophis punctatus

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AshleyT 6 years ago
Ring-necked Snake
Diadophis punctatus PA HERP IDENTIFICATION » Northern Ring-necked Snake

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AshleyT 6 years ago

It's a very neat perspective, he looks all tucked in there! So it's a bit complicated with these guys. They are technically venomous, but their venom is weak and isn't harmful to humans (more so for what they eat). They aren't aggressive and rarely bite, but even if they do it's unlikely they will even break the skin.

Though, I just went to find a reference for you to read up on their venom, and Wiki actually says the subspecies where you are doesn't have the fangs, so I assume they don't have the venom either? Not really sure! Read up on the diet section on this link,

JimJohnson2 6 years ago

Thanks, Ashley! Found this little guy on a nature hike with my summer school class. They wanted to pick it up and handle it but I wouldn't let them. Was I right doing this or would it have been OK?

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2016
Submitted on Jul 25, 2016

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