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Tiny black colubrid snake with a white/cream collar and vibrant yellow underside. It was a little bit longer than my pinkie finger! Look at the last photograph for a size comparison! My fifth picture shows this young snake in a defensive posture, showing its colorful underside. Diadophis punctatus is typically a nocturnal snake that is not often seen during daylight. Despite being somewhat venomous, this species does not pose much of a threat as it is quite docile and possesses rear-facing fangs.
Found scurrying across our freshly disturbed driveway surrounded by dense mixed hardwood/pine forest.
Spotted on Nov 4, 2017
Submitted on Nov 4, 2017
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Thank you, robert! Yes, it was a tiny thing! :)
I thought it was pretty cool until I saw the finger for reference and was blown away. Didn't expect that. Great shots!
Thank you, triggs! It was so gentle and beautiful!
What a great looking snake! Thank you for sharing this.