Northern Ring-Necked Snake
Length 10-15 in
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 objects.

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.