Mississippi Green Water Snake

Nerodia cyclopion

Description 4

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 olive green with an obscure pattern of black cross bars and blotches, belly is patched with yellow. Typically 30 to 40 inches (76 to 102cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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More Info

iNat Map

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