Yellow bellied Water Snake

Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster

Description 3

NOT venomous but may bite if harassed. Typically found in and around bodies of water. Head is only slightly wider than neck, keeled scales, round pupils. Stocky body is dark brown to black with a yellow belly. Typically 2 to 3 feet (61 to 91cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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Type not venomous
Pupils round
Scales keeled
Colors black, brown, tan, yellow
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