Northern Ringneck Snake
Status: special concern
length: 10-15 inches
This snake looks like the prairie ringneck snake in size and color. The difference is in the belly. The northern ringneck snake has a solid light yellow belly without any markings.
Unlike most other snakes, the northern ringneck makes its home in moist deciduous forests. There it eats earthworms, beetles, salamanders, frogs, and other small snakes.