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I Had to Put Another Snake Outside

From time to time, we find a snake in our basement. Almost always it is a Northern Ringneck snake. They are cute and totally harmless. They don't ever bit. In fact, I'm not sure they could do it even if they wanted to.

If I ever was into snakes, it would be the Northern Ringneck. They're just so delightful. But I'm in favor of letting wildlife remain wildlife. And there is no other snake I would care to own.

Have you ever seen these snakes? They typically run about 4" to 1' long and not more than 3/16" thick. Shiny, smooth black with light underbellies and a lovely yellow ring about the throat, much like a necklace.

Image Credit » Ringneck Snake - Pixabay Image

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MegL wrote on August 30, 2016, 3:11 AM

We don't have snakes in Ireland but when I lived in Wales, I saw a grass snake and a slow worm, which looks like a snake but is a legless lizard. We were warned about adders, which are poisonous but I never saw one.

Kasman wrote on August 30, 2016, 11:08 AM

In Scotland the only snakes we have are the grass snake (not venomous but it can give a nasty nip) and the adder (venomous but only mildly so) neither of which I have ever seen.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 31, 2016, 10:32 PM

Once in a while when I dig in the yard I find a garden snake. The longest one was about 6 inches or so. Is this image more or less what your snake looks like? It is good that it will not bite. lol