General Description: A small, slender snake that is slate-gray above, yellow and red beneath, and has a narrow yellow or orange ring around the neck.
Taxonomy: Colubrid Snakes Family (Colubridae)
Technical Description: Length 8 to 24 in. Body slender. Head black. Dorsal color slate-gray or gray-green. Neck with narrow yellow or orange ring (sometimes absent). Ventral color yellowish, red, or red-orange with small black spots; ventral surface of the tail bright red-orange. Scales smooth. Loreal present.
Diet: Feeds on worms, slugs, frogs, and lizards.