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Northern Water Snake (juvenile)

Nerodia sipedon


Baby snake


Near the water

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 7 years ago
Northern Water Snake (Juvenile)
Nerodia sipedon DNR - Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks.. Scott sharing your experience..

ScottRasmussen 9 years ago

Our North American Nerodia water snakes are often pretty aggressive but are basically non-venomous. I say "basically" because they were only recently discovered to produce a very weak venom. They will bite, but do no harm, which is good considering how common they are. They also produce a nasty smelling musk which they smear all over anyone who handles them. I've only been bitten a couple of times, but I've been musked many times. They're great snakes to have around and I always enjoy observing them.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Scott... How much venomous these small water snakes are...
In my 20 years trekking... I really blessed by them... not get attacked by them with many close encounters...!!
Talking about Western ghats of India..

ScottRasmussen 9 years ago

Yeah, young water snake. Not sure what varieties are found in that area, looks like Nerodia sipedon.

Liam 9 years ago

Maybe a young watersnake?

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Dowagiac, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2011
Submitted on Sep 17, 2011

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