baby black, orange band at neck

Discussion in 'Florida Reptile Nuts' started by ipray2mary@hotmail.com, May 21, 2005.

  1. ipray2mary@hotmail.com Embryo

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    Hi Snakelovers,

    I am new to SO. Florida (wpb) and just saw a baby glossy black snake with a single band around it's neck. My daughter almost picked the critter up! Does anyone know what kind this is and if it is dangerous?

    Thanks for the help!
    Michelle
  2. adam2373 Embryo

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    If it looks like this, Southern Ringneck Snake. I find them once in a while around my house. Totally harmless.
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  3. ipray2mary@hotmail.com Embryo

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    Thanks for the reply.

    The one I saw was much blacker and the neck band was thin and bright orange. Could the baby start out this way? Could it be something else? It was really only about a foot long and very thin.

    Thanks!
    Michelle
  4. adam2373 Embryo

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    they will vary much in color, was it similar to the one pictured? ringnecks i belive will get up to 18 inches.
  5. flzoo Embryo

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    Yeah, my cat frequently brings me them as presents here in Ft Lauderdale. Itsn't that nice! I love my chams & beardie but have a real dislike for those legless things (I mean I'd never hurt one but I'd prefer not to be in the same room if you know what I mean). Anyway, I was ready to sell the house the 1st few times but have had MANY people tell me they are perfectly harmless. My experience has had them usually pencil thin. I wouldn't sweat it.

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