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What kind of snake is black with a yellow ring around its neck?

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Ringneck snakes have a dark body with a light yellow-orange ring around its neck. They grow no bigger than 15 inches and are harmless to people.

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The ringneck snake can be found in any habitat, but are commonly seen in wooded areas, grasslands and the borders of marshes. They tends to stay camouflaged under bark or larger rocks. They inhabit a wide range of North America, from southern Canada down to Florida. There are several different sub-species of the Ringneck snake, but all can be distinguished by the ring around their neck. Their diet consists of smaller amphibians, snakes and other invertebrates.

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