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  • Scientific Names
    • Nerodia sipedon
    • Coluber sipedon
    • Natrix sipedon
    • Tropidonotus sepedon
    • Tropidonotus sipedon
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    • Siegel-Ringelnatter, Siegelringnatter
    • Siegel-Ringelnatter
    • Siegelringnatter
  • English
    • Northern Watersnake

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Recent observations

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What

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Observer

muir

Date

October 18, 2014 07:07 AM EDT

Place

Dyke Marsh (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

Observer

thall

Date

July 21, 2014 04:51 PM EDT

Description

The cloudy eyes and dull colors are signs this water snake will soon be shedding its skin (ecdysis).

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What

Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

Observer

larebaltaf

Date

September 19, 2014 12:50 PM HST

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What

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Observer

paulpiccotti

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

This snake was found in thick grass and weeds near the side of a stream. It is colored various shades of brown, like the colors of mud and soil. It is a relatively long snake, just longer than arm's length.

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What

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Observer

csavy

Date

October 1, 2014

Description

Disturbed on trail near water. Slipped down steep bank into waterside vegetation.

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What

northern water snake Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

Observer

ckalita

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

Found in wetland habitat near picnic area.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

muir

Date

September 28, 2014 12:09 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Observer

muir

Date

September 20, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

Observer

patrick062011

Date

September 20, 2014 05:30 PM EDT

Description

This snake was sunning itself. It appeared thick in the body aside from its head and tip of tail. I think it had just eaten or eaten recently.

Photos / Sounds

What

northern water snake Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

Observer

jywaroich

Date

September 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

colors:
- top: dull green brown
- underbelly: black, tan, and brown green scales
- head: shinny green brown
- eyes: black
- Length: about 1.5 ft
- Body width: 1.3 cm at area behind head, tapers

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What

Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon

Observer

rprather

Date

September 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found in a rocky area where two creeks met. Right on the edge of the water but basking in the sun. It was a female. Very pungent smell.

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon

Observer

arebee

Date

September 20, 2014 07:00 PM CDT

Description

On sidewalk near creek. Water receding from high point of flood.

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Description from Wikipedia

The northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a species of large, nonvenomous, common snake in the Colubridae family that is native to North America.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.