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.
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.Learn More
The longest snake in the world is the reticulated python, which can measure up to 30 feet in length, and the heaviest snake is the green anaconda, which can weigh up to 550 pounds. The weight and length of snakes varies widely by species; for example, the Barbados thread snake measures just 4 inches long as an adult.Full Answer >
Snakes living in deserts subsist on the same type of prey most other snakes do, including lizards, rodents, birds and invertebrates. As predators, snakes cannot colonize desert habitats unless there is ample prey to meet their needs.Full Answer >
The timber, prairie and Massasauga rattlesnakes can all be found in Iowa and are generally considered to be the only poisonous snakes native to the state. Rarely, copperheads can be found in localized areas in south-eastern Iowa.Full Answer >
Garden snakes, also known as garter snakes, are thin with long stripes down the spine and along the side, growing anywhere between two to four feet in length. The color varies. Usually garter snakes have dark, earth-toned scales with the middle stripe being tan, red, yellow or green, and their tongues are red with a black tip, with the chin and belly sharing coloration with the stripes.Full Answer >