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Prairie Ringneck Snake | by The Horned Jack Lizard
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Prairie Ringneck Snake

Diadophis punctatus arnyi

 

The Beach Ranch

Post, Texas

 

A beautifully colored animal, ring-necked snake uses it's brightly colorful underside to startle potential predators. This species is mildly venomous although harmless to people, it uses it's venom to immobilize its prey, which include salamanders and worms.This species can often be found under rocks and logs

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Taken on July 6, 2005