Monday, October 26, 2009

Southern Ringneck Snake

It's so beautiful!!! We've been in Florida for 11 years and this is the first time I've seen one. They are very common but very reclusive. They are usually 8 to 12 inches long. This one is about 6 inches. They are harmless and make no attempt to bite. When disturbed, they often coil up their tails to show the bright color underneath.

19 comments:

JudiA said...

Oh, he's beautiful! Very striking colorations. I'm so glad you got a chance to get his picture!

Busters Mom said...

Awasome snake. My dd would love to see this live. She likes all things that creep, and slither.

Jackie said...

The color is great on the snake, but I have to say that I am so glad that I am seeing it in a picture and not my backyard!

MaryO said...

Yes, well he is beautiful, certainly the most colorful snake I've seen. Are you keeping him as a pet?

Karin said...

What a great snake...... well I cant say how I would react if I run into one of them in nature. We barly have any of those wild creepers

lej619 said...

holy moly!! I have live in Florida most of my life also and have not seen this snake either!! he/she is pretty!

Maggie R said...

Hi Carla,
First of all thanks for popping by my blog....It's always good to see you.
This snake is amazing... I don't like them but in a picture.... well.... I will peak!!!!
xoxo
((((HUGS))))
Maggie

BumbleVee said...

the colours are so vivid it hardly seems real...

Serena said...

Striking colours!

He resembles the Australian Red Belly Black snake which are native to Australia and, while a placid snake, are still quite venomous.

Michelle Eaton said...

EEEEP! I don't like snakes. Though his colouring is wonderful.

AwtemNymf said...

ooooooh Pretty (IN the jar *lol*)
Wait- it's a Halloween snake *winks*

Hugs!

vivian said...

he is halloween colored! If a snake can be pretty.. then yes, he is a pretty snake!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

What a neat snake. Love the colors on it.:)

Barb said...

We had one of those in the yard a while back but didn't know the underside was so colorful. That's cool.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Snakes give me the shivers!!

Marsha said...

It is really nice to see someone else appreciate snakes instead of being afraid of them. This is a gorgeous snake!! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Art Doll Maker said...

I thought these were fake! I loved the rubber ones as a child and always put them around where I thought real snakes where go.

Khris said...

ewww ewww ewww....I so do not like snakes no matter what pretty colour they are...agghhhh...you are brave and I don't care if it is harmless.
Hugs Khris

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely...I lived in Florida 30 years and don't recall seeing one....