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Individual snakes with dark coloration and marked bands are sometimes mistakenly identified as cottonmouth or copperhead snakes, even though that species does not live in the Triangle area of North Carolina. The fisherman who first spotted this juvenile snake was convinced it was a cottonmouth; a woman fishing nearby also thought this, although I insisted it was a watersnake. I’m pretty sure this was a juvenile.
Cane Creek Reservoir
Spotted on Sep 19, 2014
Submitted on Sep 20, 2014