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snake in my house
Posted by Tricia on April 18, 2005, 12:12 pm
My indoor cat just caught a small snake in my house in FL. It looks just like the ringnecked snake in your picture excepy this one had an orange & beautiful red underneath. My neighbor told me it was a ringneck, and i've already let it go so it won't die on me, but I'd like to know if that is what it probably is, to inform my boys. It was probably 6" long, shiny black, orange ring right at base of head. It looked all black when curled up, but when it began to move, it flashed beautiful red underneath near tail, more red-orange closer to head. Any info on it's natural food, lifespan, etc. for my 11 & 13 sons would be appreciated. Thanks! Never had a snake in my house before!
The Appalachian Naturalist