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Brown Water Snake

Nerodia taxispilota


Non-Venomous- Average adult size is 30-55 inches (76.2-139.7 cm), record is 69.5 inches (176.5 cm). Adults are light tan with darker squarish brown blotches on the back. Dark squarish markings extend upwards from the belly onto the sides of the body between the dorsal blotches. The belly is light-colored with darker blotches and half moons. The scales are keeled and there are 25-33 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. Juvenile coloration is similar to that of adults.




Weird pattern for a brown water

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Florida, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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