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Found in most aquatic situations from lakes, ponds and streams to marshes, bogs and ditches.
I found this little snake at a pool I was managing this summer. I was in the lifeguard house when a child said that there was a Copperhead by the shallow end of the pool. I immediately went to investigate and found this little water snake instead of a deadly Copperhead, right by the waterside of the pool. I grabbed the snake and put it in a bucket so I could take it to be released into the wild. This way the snake wouldn't hurt any of the kids and no one would harm the snake. I released it into the wild shortly after catching it.