Monday, April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Location: Fellsmere, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

I am known as a Ring-neck Snake
I'm generally more active at night than the day.
I'm an important part of the food web
As both predator and prey.

I'm completely harmless to humans
I've got venom, but it's really quite weak.
But it's strong enough to take down the Earth worms
And Salamanders that I like to eat.

Sources: University of Georgia Sarannah River Ecology Laboratory - Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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