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A two-inch snake? The smallest snakes in the U.S., world

May 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on A two-inch snake? The smallest snakes in the U.S., world · snakes

One of my hiking friends recently mentioned seeing a tiny snake as he hiked at Radnor Lake in Nashville. He estimated the snake’s length as two inches, which really surprised me; I’ve never seen, or even heard of, a snake that small. The subject of peewee snakes came up when I mentioned that Mike E. […]

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Southern ringneck snake at Percy Warner park in Nashville

April 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments · snakes

Diadophis punctatus punctatus Although ringneck snakes are also known as ring-necked snakes, this Nashville hiking blog generally uses the term ringneck for the sake of consistency and simplicity. The average adult size of southern ringneck snakes is six to ten inches, so the specimen (pictured on this page) briefly captured at Percy Warner Park in […]

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