A large (to 6 feet), smooth and shiny snake that is aquatic, living in swamps, ponds, and marshes. This handsome black-and-orange snake eats sirens and amphiumas (large eel-like salamanders). Mud snakes are often killed by vehicles as they cross roads, moving between swamps, on stormy nights.
We have plenty of amphiumas (large eel-like salamanders) around here too....been trying to catch one to photograph...they are huge
Lat: 30.59, Long: -92.23
Spotted on May 10, 2012
Submitted on May 10, 2012
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