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Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota


Juvenile spotted in a downed tree while canoeing in Cedar Creek in Congaree National Park, SC.


Rivers, large creeks, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, swamps, and marshes, including brackish tidal waters in some areas; it often climbs into woody vegetation overhanging the water, and it also perches on fallen trees, jetties, duck blinds, debris or other object along shorelines.


Endemic to southeast US.

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South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.82, Long: -80.77

Spotted on Apr 25, 2010
Submitted on Nov 6, 2011

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