This beauty was hanging out in the "Reflection Pond" along the boardwalk at Dahlem.
Subadult animal perched several feet above the ground in a tree
Hunting/ had a spider on its nose!
Observed dead on paved road adjacent to a stream at 10:30.
The northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a species of large, nonvenomous, common snake in the Colubridae family that is native to North America.