Diadophis punctatus
  • Average size:  6-10 inches; Record 18.9 inches.  Young are about 3-4
    inches at birth.
  • Range:  Throughout Florida, excluding lower keys.
  • Diet:  Earthworms, small snakes, lizards and frogs.
  • Status:  Common, found in a variety of habitat, under logs, leaf litter
    and debris.
  • Brightly-colored yellow/orange underside, a beautiful snake.

Southern Ringneck Snake
Florida Backyard Snakes
Photo Courtesy of
Malinda Dowling of
Casselberry FL
Nicolas Maldonado holding
a very nice Ringneck Snake
Photo Courtesy of
Felix Maldonado
Miami, FL