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Coral-bellied Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus pulchellus)

Created: May 23rd, 2017 - 11:36 AM
Last Modified: May 23rd, 2017 - 11:36 AM
Entered by: Bart Wilkus
Record 277528
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
El Dorado County
Time:
2017-05-20 11:40:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
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Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
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Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
82.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Few clouds
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
4800.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

I've never found one of these snakes on the move, always flipped them in the past. This one I walked right up on as it was moving along the forest floor in broad daylight just before noon, which was a surprise. Gorgeous animal...strong musk.

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Comments

Posted by Bart Wilkus on May 25, 2017 at 09:45 AM

Yup, biggest I have ever found!

Posted by Lawrence Erickson on May 25, 2017 at 08:02 AM

Big Ring-neck!