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Copperbelly water snake

Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta


Dark snake observed in and on the water and water plants at a cypress swamp. Orange under head. The northern population (MI, northern IN, OH) of copperbelly water snakes is listed as threatened, but this southern population of copperbelly water snakes is not currently considered threatened.


Bald cypress swamp in southern Illinois.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dragoon 8 years ago
Copperbelly Water Snake
Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta

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1 Comment

KristalWatrous 8 years ago

Thank you Dragoon! It's nice to have an ID on this one.

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2004
Submitted on Nov 1, 2011

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