Bryce Ferguson found this brilliantly beautiful snake under a rock while it was lightly raining. Afterwards, Alice coaxed and calmed it so we could all admire it and take photos. The snake's head is dangling over the upper edge of Alice's hand...see the orange band? It was coiling its tail in characteristic fashion.
See Robyn Waayer's photos below:
Interesting info on the ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus
) can be found at: Reptiles of Arizona