Sunning on large rocks jutting out into creek.
Wish I had a better image for this record...watersnakes are fairly uncommon within this reservation.
Found in Richmond, VA.
Saw this ambitious little fellow trying to swallow a small fish (crappie?) much wider than his own mouth. It did not much care to be filmed too closely! These are clips from a movie.
Midland Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis)
Size - approx. 12-15"
Shallows of a lake within the woods.
Species-diverse Hardwood Bottomland Forest,
5mi east of the Mississippi river in southwestern-most Tennessee
The northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a species of large, nonvenomous, common snake in the Colubridae family that is native to North America.