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Southern Ringneck Snake

Diadophis punctatus punctatus


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




Found in the corner of a building

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JeffreyDuby 7 years ago

rReally tiny maybe a inch and a half in length

snakes are cool
snakes are cool 7 years ago

Wow how small is that?

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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