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Lake Erie Watersnake

Nerodia sipedon insularum

Description:

Varies in colour, but many individuals are brown or dark brown with faint alternating dark (sometimes reddish) horizontal banding on the back and sides.

Habitat:

Rocky shoreline of an island.

Notes:

Conservation Status: imperiled (G5T2) (NatureServe) Imperiled. Small range on a dozen islands in western Lake Erie, with intergrades on adjacent mainland; total population size is at least a few thousand adults; has declined in distribution and abundance due to active eradication by humans and habitat loss caused by shoreline development.

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2 Comments

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

Thank you Dan.

dandoucette
dandoucette a year ago

Woah, looks pretty big for a snake in Ontario! I really like your second shot.

Ontario, Canada

Lat: 41.76, Long: -82.69

Spotted on Jun 2, 2017
Submitted on Jun 6, 2017

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