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Around and around my coil goes. “Danger to you!” red color shows. Threaten me, and I’ll ball up my “fist.” Then I’ll hide my head while you tangle with this.
The prairie ring-necked snake looks harmless, but disturb it, and the little gray snake with a gold ring around its neck will flip over to show its cautionyellow belly and coil its alarming red tail. This trick makes it seem bigger and scarier than it really is, bluffing predators into backing off. Ring-necked snakes live under rocks, where they eat worms and other small prey, mostly at night.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill