Ringnecked Snake – Identification

Q: This little fellow showed up on my patio today. Can you identify what kind of a snake this is?

A: It’s a lovely little ringnecked snake. It is completely harmless. It could even be considered a garden helper since it eats slugs and crickets. It is most active at night so you might not see it again.

ring necked snake 1

ring necked snake 2