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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Ring Neck Snake

One day, my daughter and I were doing some pruning and when we returned to put the tools away she said: "Look, there's a snake." 

I am sorry, I was looking for the regular back yard denizen around here, the garter snake or the milk snake or perhaps the rareish ribbon snake.  All of those I have seen in our yard before.  However, I was looking right where she was pointing and didn't see any of them.

She said, "It's right there, its black."

Oh my goodness, I wasn't focusing on anything that small, it was a 6" ringneck snake. Last time I saw one of them was about 35 years ago when I was a kid.

I caught it and we put it in a plastic container so I could show her the snake closer up.  We discussed it and looked at it, and I took some pictures of it.  Then we released it back where she found it.  I did a slide show here from the images I took. These snakes are so pretty.  We haven't seen it since.

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