Southern Ringneck Snake

Diadophis punctatus punctatus

Average size:  6-10 inches; Record 18.9 inches.  Young are about 3-4 inches at birth.

Range:  Throughout Florida, excluding lower keys.

Diet:  Earthworms, small snakes, lizards and frogs.

Status:  Common, found in a variety of habitat, under logs, leaf litter and debris.

Brightly-colored yellow/orange underside, a beautiful snake.


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