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Banded Water Snake

Nerodia fasciata

Description:

Brown or yellowish, with 26-35 reddish-brown to black crossbands. Ventrally, it is yellow or white, with reddish-brown or black markings. In large adult individuals, the ground color on the lower sides is sometimes darker than the crossbands, producing an appearance of alternating blotches on the back and sides.

Habitat:

Pond along a large swamp.

Notes:

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Apr 11, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014

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