ringneck snake

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ring·neck snake

(rĭng′nĕk′) also ring-necked snake
A small nonvenomous colubrid snake (Diadophis punctatus) of North America, having a dark back and sides with a bright reddish or yellowish underside and a yellow or orange ring around the neck.
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Noun1.ringneck snake - any of numerous small nonvenomous North American snakes with a yellow or orange ring around the neck
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
Diadophis, genus Diadophis - a genus of reptiles of the family Colubridae including ringneck snakes
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French finds the other native snake species in Massachusetts intriguing as well, including the black racer snake, brown snake, common garter snake, Eastern ribbon snake, ringneck snake, redbelly snake, smooth green snake - which he described as particularly beautiful - the milk snake and the Northern water snake.
A demographic study of the ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus) in Kansas.
These traveling exhibits focus on three animals: an emperor scorpion, a red knee tarantula and a ringneck snake.
Five common reptiles expected at IIA, but not encountered, were stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odoratus), northern ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus), midland brown snake (Storeria dekayi), eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos), and five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus).