Ring-necked Snake

Mildly-Venomous

(Comparable to a bee sting considered harmless to humans)

 

Distinguishing Features:

(Small Snakes) 34” in length 

Grayish colored skin with yellowish ring around neck (western species lack the ring).

Underside is bright yellowish color with black spots and the underside of the tail is red.

The head is dark and has round pupils.

 

Reproduction:

Oviparous.

Produces up to 18 eggs in summer.

 

Behavior:

Primarily diurnal and crepuscular avoiding the heat of the day.

 

Habitat:

Central and all South-eastern Arizona.

Desertscrub and forestry areas. Typically found along drainages, springs, and riparian corridors.

 

Hibernation:

Hibernates in winter

 

Diet:

Snakes, lizards, and insects.

 

Life Span:

10 years

 

Other Facts:

Their mild-venom is excreted through rear-fangs

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