Saturday, February 14, 2015
San Bernardino Ring Neck Snake
I was moving some boards around and saw a little snake dart out. It looked like a baby snake of some kind. It was a olive green, and a bright orange band right behind its head. When it was threatened. It rolled the end of its tail into a bright orange ball - showing its underside which looked to be orange. I looked it up when I got home and found out what is was. Its' a San Bernardino Ring Necked snake. They are harmless to humans, and prey on salamanders, lizards, and worms. It has a venom which paralyzes its prey before eating it. I am happy to see a wide variety of wildlife on my farm. Here are some pictures of then snake. Note how it curls up its tail and hides its head. I am assuming its to distract the predator from its head. I guess its better to have something bite of your tail instead of your head. I released it after taking the pictures.