On the Ridge
Dead on road. In poor condition, but ID certain: keeled scales and half moon shapes on belly.
Eddy Lake beach area.
In vernal pool
Along small creek.
This slender snake appeared to be just over two feet long, but their notorious temperament kept me at a respectable distance! Found exiting a pond in Shark River Park.
The northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a species of large, nonvenomous, common snake in the Colubridae family that is native to North America.