Ribbon Snake is a slender snake, and has 3 bright well-defined stripes, which have a sharp contrast with its dark back and sides. It has a long brown stripe which extends along the margin of its belly scales. Its lip scales and belly is unmarked. It has a very long tail, which is almost about one-third of the snake’s total length. The scales are divided into 19 rows. It also has a single anal plate. Ribbon snakes usually start mating during spring and their babies are born from July to August and take about 2-3 years to grow properly. They are found dwelling in ponds, marshes, wet meadows, lakes etc. Their range extends from Mississippi, Michigan, Florida, and Louisiana. If they are alarmed in any way, they usually glide towards the water and as opposed to water snakes; they manage to glide smoothly on the water’s surface. They prey on small fish, salamanders and frogs.