The species name is Southern Ringneck Snake, Diadophis punctatus punctatus. It is very small, rarely reaching more than a foot long. The baby snakes,
which hatch from eggs, are extremely tiny, and about only four inches long. Believe it or not, I've had customers call me to remove snakes this tiny! Some people
sure are cowardly when it comes to snakes, especially inside the home. The snakes are shiny black, with a bright orange or reddish belly, and a ring around
the neck, thus giving it its name.
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