Southern Ribbon Snake (Peninsula Ribbon Snake)

Thamnophis sauritus sackeni

Average size:  20-28 inches; Record 40 inches.  Young are 7-9 inches at birth.

Range:  Throughout most of Florida.

Diet:  Frogs, toads, lizards, fish and salamanders.

Status:  Commonly found in pinelands, hardwood hammocks, cypress strands, prairies, marshes, streams, ponds, bogs, etc.

The last two photos are Blue-striped Ribbon snakes (Thamnophis sauritus nitae) found along the Nature Coast of west Florida from about Cedar Key north to the Big Bend area.

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