North side of the Old Farm Trail along canal
Very cool to see. The leopard frogs were notably staying out of the water ditches (jumping out immediately, even when I spooked them in), and I think this snake was part of the reason why.
This is a redbelly watersnake, Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, observed on the Valdosta State University campus in south Georgia. A small creek runs westward through campus. This creak has a decent population of Nerodias (mainly N. e. erythrogaster and N. f. fasciata, from what I've seen), frogs (mainly bronze frogs and perhaps bullfrogs), some turtles (red bellies and yellow bellies), and little fishies/crayfish. It's a fantastic little creek!
~ janson jones,