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Northern Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon

Description:

Three Northern Water Snakes sunning themselves on the floating bridge at Cash Lake, South Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge.

Habitat:

Man-made bridge (Trex) over freshwater lake

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5 Comments

CarvingFool
CarvingFool 7 years ago

Conor - yay! You'll love it!

Pauline, they were there when I got there. I was looking for the Eastern Towhee, and to see what waterfowl there were. I didn't see them until I had been there for a little while, since I couldn't really see them until I walked up to the closed sign on the bridge.

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 7 years ago

I am definitely going there soon.

PaulineChvilicek
PaulineChvilicek 7 years ago

Yep, there they are! Great pics! How long did you wait for them? Plus I'm surprised they didn't slither away!

CarvingFool
CarvingFool 7 years ago

It was amazing. At first, I thought there were two - the big one, and one little one. It was upon reviewing the first few pictures I could see the second little one's head behind the first one. I was then able to get other angles where they were both showing more clearly.

PaulineChvilicek
PaulineChvilicek 7 years ago

Cool! I've never gotten to see them on the bridge!

CarvingFool
Spotted by
CarvingFool

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 1, 2013

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