Ring snakes are generally characterized as small, slender snakes with a cream colored or orange neck and an orange or red belly. They can range from being black, gray, brown or orange in color, and can also be dotted with black spots. They have smooth scales, which are divided into 15-17 rows. The mating process for ring snakes occurs during fall, the females lays yellow colored eggs in a common nesting area during the months of June-July. The eggs take about 8 weeks to hatch and mature in about 2-3 years.
Ring snakes generally dwell in moist areas i.e. forest, habitats, grasslands, hillsides etc. They can be found in Nova Scotia to Florida Keys.
Ring snakes eat a variety of food including frogs, lizards and even other smaller snakes. Earthworms are another favorite with them.