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Northern Water Snake This snake was 3-4 feet long. Its dorsum was strongly keeled and was a dark grayish color. It had a pattern of reddish brown bands on its venter.<br />
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This snake is currently secure in Connecticut, but many are killed each year as they are mistaken for venomous snakes.  Geotagged,Nerodia sipedon,Northern Water Snake,Northern water snake,Summer,United States,snake Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Northern Water Snake

This snake was 3-4 feet long. Its dorsum was strongly keeled and was a dark grayish color. It had a pattern of reddish brown bands on its venter.

This snake is currently secure in Connecticut, but many are killed each year as they are mistaken for venomous snakes.

    comments (9)

  1. With zero snakes in my country (other than a rarely seen adder), it's still so strange for me to see others casually find one! Posted one year ago
    1. Wow, no snakes! There's a pretty big population of northern water snakes in Connecticut, and I walk along ponds and dams to find them. They're pretty big snakes and are hard to miss when they're around. Other than that, I mostly only see garter snakes. It would be fun to find a less common snake though! Posted one year ago
      1. Well, I live in a tiny highly urbanized crowded country devoid of most wildlife, as almost all land is urbanized or for agriculture, with its aggressive methods. This leaves some planted forests here and there which are largely empty, minus two bigger parks. We do have a relatively wide array of birds.

        Depressing, but the upside is that I can appreciate real nature a lot more when I see it :)
        Posted one year ago
        1. Wow, well I'm glad you get to have adventures and appreciate nature! I love seeing your photos from all these amazing places. Posted one year ago
        2. It is worrisome to hear this. We humans appreciate things after we loose them. Sad but bitter truth. Posted one year ago
          1. So true Posted one year ago
  2. Well done Christine good closeup of the Water Snake Posted one year ago
  3. Yeah, amazing close-up. Snakes rock, we don't have a lot in Germany, but you do see them every now and then and it is always a thrill! Posted one year ago
    1. Danke Barry :) Posted one year ago

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The northern water snake is a species of large, nonvenomous, common snake in the family Colubridae. The species is native to North America.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Mar 7, 2018. Captured Sep 2, 2017 10:17 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm