Prairie Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus arnyi)
Description: 10 - 14 inches. Prairie Ringneck Snakes are uniformly dark colored with a light colored ring around the neck. The belly is yellow with random dark spots, and fades into a red or reddish-orange color under the tail.
Similar Species: Dark colored Redbelly Snakes may appear similar to Prairie Ringneck Snakes, but have a light stripe down the back, and plain red, pink, or orange belly.