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Northern Ringneck Snake

Diadophis punctatus edwardsii

Description:

Juvenile red-bellied snake with evidence of a prior scuffle.

Habitat:

woodlands, rotting logs


1 Species ID Suggestions

Redbelly snake (juvenile)
Storeria Occipidemaculata


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3 Comments

Diddlebop
Diddlebop 4 years ago

Thank you. I updated my post!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

This is surely a juvenile of one of the Storeria sp. I agree it is likely a red-bellied snake over a brown snake, but it is spelled incorrectly in the ID suggestion and they failed to include a reference. So here is the correct spelling, Storeria occipitomaculata, and here is a reference link, http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/stoocc.ht...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

I agree that this does not appear to be a Worm Snake. They have very different looking heads. Here is a link to more info on worm snakes to compare to your snake: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/in...

Diddlebop
Spotted by
Diddlebop

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.51, Long: -77.95

Spotted on Aug 25, 2014
Submitted on Sep 24, 2014

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