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What snake would be black on top solid yellow on bottom and

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What snake would be black on top solid yellow on bottom and live in Atlanta Ga. It was not much bigger than a large worm , had a narrow head was found under my gas can in the driveway?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 5 years ago.


Did the snake seem to have a faint ring around its neck?

Did it look like this?

species photo


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No, just all dark grey or black.
Expert:  Joan replied 5 years ago.


Does this look more like it?

species photo

Expert:  Joan replied 5 years ago.


The snake on the top is a ring neck. They are black, with a yellow or orange underside and are as you decribed as worm like. THey may or may not have a rung around the neck.


The second snake I posted is a worm snake. It too goes from shiny black to grey in color and yellow underneath. Both are usually found burried under items. If neither of these match, please let me know and I will see if there is another snake that may match the description that lives in the area. Joan


THis is another wormsnake picture:

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