Brother-in-law had ran over it with the lawn mower. It was near an inflatable pool that had frogs living in it.
The snake was on the shale beach, as close to the lake as it could be without being in the water. It had a good-sized bulge about halfway down, suggesting that it was busy digesting. It stayed in the same place for the forty minutes or so we were on the beach, moving just a bit from time to time.
Sitting on emergent vegetation.
Juvenile found on grass near shore of lake Johnson.
Observed in the stream, this is the first one I seen with this color pattern.
The northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a species of large, nonvenomous, common snake in the Colubridae family that is native to North America.