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Southern Ring-necked snake (hatchling)

Diadophis p. punctatus.

Description:

Broken or notched neck ring behind head, and belly has large, black half-moon shaped spots down the midline.

Habitat:

Look under coarse woody debris and junk piles and within rotting logs in moist woodlands. Young are often discovered in residences after first cold snap of late Summer/early Fall.

Notes:

Had just finished trimming hedges when I saw this little (approximately 3-4 inches) snake sliding across the concrete. I hope I have identified it correctly.

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MelissaFerguson
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MelissaFerguson

Cocoa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 15, 2012
Submitted on Nov 16, 2012

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