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Southern ringneck snake

Diadophis punctatus punctatus Linnaeus


This is a Newborn approximately 3-4" long with an orange ring around it's neck. Adults are usually 6-10" long. They are black and yellow, cream, or orange ring across the neck. The belly of this snake is bright yellow, orange or red.


Commonly found in meadows, prairies, pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and melaleuca stands. It us found throughout Florida including the keys. Outside of Florida it is found throughout the southeastern US from Alabama to southern New Jersey.


My information was obtained from: Http:// This snake was spotted in Morgan Park (Arcadia FL) near the old bridge over the Peace River. I almost looked past it as a "worm"

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Anna Wilson
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Anna Wilson

Arcadia, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 13, 2011
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

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