The Rotten Beef Blog

Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • Apr 25

    Well, not really. That is if you don’t mind a small, slender-bodied, 6-10 inch black bodied orange ring around the neck and underside Diadophis punctatus punctatus in your swimming hole.

    Ringneck snakes are most frequently found in Florida swimming pools
    Ringneck snakes are most frequently found in Florida swimming pools

    That’s right, I went to take a dip this morning after my run and there it was. A Southern Ringneck Snake. It didn’t scare me. I was more concerned for him. These snakes usually crawl in to get a drink and then cannot climb out because they are too small to reach the lip of the pool.

    Experts say if you find one in your pool, lift it out with the leaf skimmer or a dipnet and turn it loose in the shrubs where it can get back to eating things you do not want in your garden.
    You’ll be happy to know this little guy is having a feast now!