A young northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) that was observed in Crawford County Illinois on 07-22-14.
Image taken by Sarah Glaister on Hibernia Road, Salt Point, NY and used w her permission. Sent to GTS for Identification.
Abrams Creek in Cades Cove. Only head sticking out of rocks in fast moving stream. 4 in immediate area.
Two Northern Water Snakes were at the north end of Shelburne Pond. One swam next to my boat for a few feet and then disappeared into reeds. The other - a much darker, almost black individual - was on a few rocks next to the water. This snake raised its head when my kayak got close, but stayed put so I could get a good look.
In tire barn at NY State Police, Troop K Headquarters. Image taken by Jim Talleur and sent to GTS for identification. Images used with his permission. Found adjacent to a feeder brook to the Wappingers Creek.
Adult (gravid female?) observed streamside near Bear Swamp Road and Route 202.
Adult observed streamside near Bear Swamp Road and Route 202.
The northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a species of large, nonvenomous, common snake in the Colubridae family that is native to North America.