Posted by: soniahs | April 27, 2013

Snake taking a stroll

A few days ago, we encountered a Southern ringneck snake while on our way back from an evening walk:

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You can just make out the yellow ring behind its head (Photo: Yan Fernandez).

This is probably the second snake of this species we’ve seen in our apartment complex at night. They hide under rotting logs- and apparently decorative landscape mulch- and eat a variety of prey types. They’re non-venomous, and very, very cute. This one was only about five inches long.

It did not care for the flash, or the attention (Photo: Yan Fernandez).

It did not care for the flash, or the attention (Photo: Yan Fernandez).

At any rate, we backed off to let this one have a clear path into the grass. Hopefully it’s enjoying a nice earthworm or slug or arthropod as you read this. Cute little snake.

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