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Old 06-20-2015, 11:45 PM   #1
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Northern Ring Neck Snake

Saw one of these today - no pics, sorry. A first for me, seeing one of these. VERY cool. I was hanging on rappel, on a quite sheer cliff in Moriah, and a little northern ring neck was climbing up the cliff face, apparently hanging on to little crystals, lichen, etc. Amazing the that snake could climb this face! Looked like a juvenile; about 10" long and about as big around as a pencil.
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:59 PM   #2
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Cute little guys with a bright orange underside.
Very docile.
When handled they turn upside down to display their belly.
They'll also pee on you.
Jim
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:12 PM   #3
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Yeah, the little snake was neat to see. He was about 75' up the cliff, and only about 10' from the top, so I was careful to not disturb him. I would have hated to see him lose all that progress!
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:55 PM   #4
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They're neat. I've only seen a couple; both times in my back yard and not much larger than a big nightcrawler. I always thought they were juvenile colorations of something else until I looked them up.

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Old 09-07-2015, 10:20 PM   #5
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At 10" and pencil thick, probably an adult. They're very small snakes. Neat, as you say. I haven't seen one for ages; they're usually skulkers.
Many snakes are great climbers.
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