Yes, we’re poking at our letters today, but our little snake is an Xciting sight for some humans and is twisted into just the right shape!
For all the excitement a snake popping up in the garden causes, the ring-necked snake is one you can flick your tail at. It rarely gets over pencil-sized, and can easily be identified by the yellow to orange ring around the neck, or if you have scared it, the yellow-orange underbelly, as it tried to flash you nature’s warning color and chase you off.
And what do they eat, we would like you to ask? Slugs–every gardener’s bane–earthworms and salamanders.