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Northern Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon sipedon


Found this beautiful yet dangerous snake while on a hike.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G 11 years ago
Northern watersnake
Nerodia sipedon sipedon Northern Water Snake « PA HERP IDENTIFICATION

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Ritsuka 11 years ago

thanks for the corrections guy's its been a while since i seen either snake i got them mixed up.

AshleyT 11 years ago

Aaron beat me to it, but definitely not a Copperhead. Also, Copperheads are light brown with darker brown saddle shapes down their backs, where as this guy is mostly plain. But keep in mind the Northern Water Snake can be highly variable in pattern, but as Aaron mentioned, they are harmless.

Aaron_G 11 years ago

Hi there. While this has some of the copperhead coloration, it is a harmless watersnake. The very distinct round pupils give it away as a non-venomous species in PA.

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2013
Submitted on May 26, 2013

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