September 14, 2015

Ringed-neck snake

A life Herp!

A researcher at Rondeau Provincial Park found a ringed-necked snake today.
Previously I had only seen road killed ringed-necks.

This time I had the opportunity to not only photograph it but to hold it.

So cool.

Ring-necked snakes are found in forested areas, including forest edges and clearings. These snakes are most common in areas with shallow soil and surface bedrock, where they are frequently found under rocks, logs or bark. They hibernate underground and will also retreat underground during especially warm weather. source - Ontario Nature.


Irene said...

Thanks for sharing Ric !
Very interesting--did not know about this snake.

Allen Woodliffe said...

A nice find....not an easy one to catch up to!