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This snake thought for sure that it had the perfect hiding spot! I spotted it basking in the sun on the side of a pond. When it saw me, it slithered over to the edge of the water so that it could both hide from and watch me. It seemed pretty curious, confident, and calm. I sat down right in front of it and we had a staring contest for about 5 minutes.
Its dorsum was strongly keeled and was a dark grayish color. It had a pattern of reddish brown bands on its venter.
I spotted it basking in the sun on the side of a pond.
This snake is currently secure in Connecticut, but many are killed each year as they are mistaken for venomous snakes.
Spotted on Jun 24, 2018
Submitted on Jun 26, 2018
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