What Is a Northern Ringneck Snake?

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The northern ringneck snake is a bluish-black snake that grows to approximately 2 feet in length and lives throughout a sizable portion of North America. The morphology of the ringneck snake varies slightly in terms of coloration, with olive and brown varieties living in certain areas.

A distinguishing characteristic of this snake is the yellow or red band that wraps around its neck. The underside of the snake matches the coloration of this band as well. Northern ringneck snakes are nocturnal and generally prefer areas with lots of cover, such as leafy beds and under tree logs. These snakes are sociable and are known to live together. The venom of the northern ringneck is not considered to be a danger to humans.