Diadophis punctatus

Ring-necked Snake


RING-NECKED SNAKE Diadophis punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766) 

STATUS:  Uncommon

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise

HABITAT:  Western Cross Timbers, Trinity River Bottoms, and Blackland Prairie

SUBSPECIES:  Prairie Ring-necked Snake (D. p. arnyi Kennicott, 1859)

COMMENTS:  The prairie ring-necked snake is common in isolated pockets, but is rare over most of the Metroplex.