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Southern Ringneck Snake

Diadophis punctatus punctatus

Description:

Average adult size is 6-10 inches (15.2-25.4 cm), record is 18.9 inches (48 cm). Adults are small and slender-bodied with a black body and yellow, cream, or orange ring across the neck. The belly is bright yellow, orange, or red with a single row of half-moon spots down the center. The scales are smooth, and there are 15-17 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. Juvenile color is similar to that of the adult.

Habitat:

Hydric Hammock

Notes:

In shed with a tick that I didn't notice till I uploaded the photo

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JeffreyDuby
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JeffreyDuby

Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 19, 2014
Submitted on Mar 19, 2014

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