Northern Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon sipedon

Northern Water Snake Northern Water Snake
Adult Adult
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Robert Rold Photography
Northern Water Snake Juvenile Northern Water Snake
Juvenile Adult
Photo by Eric Williams Photo by Eric Williams

Description:  The Northern Water Snake ranges in size from 2-4 feet.  Coloration is highly variable, ranging from dark brown to light gray.  Dark bands around the back and sides are wider than the lighter spaces between them.  Scales are keeled and anal plate is divided.

Habitat:  Found in a variety of aquatic habitats.

Behavior:  

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