|As the name implies, these little snakes have a ring around the neck
that is yellow or yellowish orange. Ringnecks are basically nocturnal and
spend most of the day concealed beneath logs, stones, boards, and similar
Unlike most egg laying snakes, ringnecks tend to deposit their eggs in a community nest, frequently in rotted logs exposed to the sun. They feed on small amphibians such as salamanders.
When routed from hiding place, ring-necked snakes usually seek cover under the nearest available object. They are normally mild tempered when first caught, but discharge a pungent substance from their musk glands and wiggle violently to escape.