body color clearly broken
snake without rattle
without light-colored longitudinal stripes
without light-colored ring around neck
usually longer than 15 inches, not colored as above
red or red-orange belly
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Uniformly scarlet or red-orange belly, three usually well defined light blotches just behind the head.
Northern Red-Bellied Snake
Bright red belly, conspicuously marked with a row of black spots along each side.
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