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Alice Abela with Ring-Necked Snake

Alice Abela with Ring-Necked Snake
Sycamore Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 27, 2013
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 and CaliforniaHerps.

Images of this individual: tag all
Alice Abela with Ring-Necked Snake Alice Abela holding ring-necked snake Bryce's find: Ring-necked snake on rock Colorful underside of Ring-Necked Snake Colorful underside of Ring-Necked Snake

Wow!
Those are fantastic pictures.

 
Thanks Jatai...though Alice deserves lioness's share of credit
...i.e. for instanting knowing what it was, what was special about it, how to handle it, and skillfully corraling it to behave and display its fine colors as we others took photos. She's a true master herper and photographer...see her shots here (scroll left).

Bryce also deserves credit for finding it!

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