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Northern Water Snake - Nerodia sipedon I love these snakes!<br />
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Habitat: Reeds on the edge of a pond Geotagged,Nerodia sipedon,Northern Water Snake,Summer,United States,nerodia,snake,water snake Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Northern Water Snake - Nerodia sipedon

I love these snakes!

Habitat: Reeds on the edge of a pond

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  1. Even from the top you can see their red bands, is that how you recognize it? Posted 6 months ago
    1. Yes, that helps. But, older snakes don't always show as much red and can be pretty dark in color. Northern water snakes are the largest snakes that I usually see (up to 140 cm long) and they have strongly keeled scales, so it's hard to confuse them with other snakes. Plus, they are almost always near water unlike other snakes that could be confused with this species. For example, many people confuse this species with water moccasins, but they don't live in the northeast. Another species often confused with northern water snakes is the northern copperhead, but that species has a triangular head and different coloration. Posted 6 months ago, modified 6 months 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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Uploaded Jan 11, 2020. Captured Aug 17, 2019 08:22 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm