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Northern Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon sipedon

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MattRittenhouse 6 years ago

Thanks. TK, while the size of this one is pretty typical, the ones I've seen before were almost completely black. I'm not sure if this one was unique or a different age. We usually find them sunning along the bank of the swamp or on the side of the brook, they aren't usually crossing the bridge like this one. Cameron, I'll add it right now.

Please consider adding this one to the Snakes of the United States mission.

Wow...this is one gorgeous Watersnakes!

TKBotting 6 years ago

I'm not questioning your ID, but I've never seen one so big with so much red! Beautiful! In Ontario they seem to lose the red and become black and gray as they mature.

Windham, New Hampshire, USA

Lat: 42.80, Long: -71.30

Spotted on Aug 31, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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