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.

Age in years of Most Recent Record
75+ 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5

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