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Northern Water Snake

Nerodia spiedon

Habitat:

Lake

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Northern water snake
Nerodia spiedon


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3 Comments

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 9 years ago

That is great to hear :)

LoriCrowderNewman
LoriCrowderNewman 9 years ago

Thanks, Kevin! Now I know the difference in the two! And no, I always leave snakes alone, and I am not afraid of them like so many people are. They don't want to bother us like some people think they do! We were in Pine Mountain, Ga for a family reunion, fishing in this lake. I only zoomed in with my phone camera to get a close up picture, but I did not try to bother him. When I see a snake, I know that this is it's home, and IT belongs where it is, I am the intruder. This is actually a young one; saw another in the same place that was about a foot long.

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 9 years ago

I am sorry this is not a copperhead this I can not completely tell which but this is a species of nerodia which are water snakes are copperheads are not you may see them swimming but they are not as fluid as the water snake as the Latin name suggest "fluid swimmer" this snake is harmless I hope it was left alone even if you thought it was a copperhead if you are at a lake that is their home not yours

LoriCrowderNewman
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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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