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Northern Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon sipedon
- well patterned individuals have reddish brown squarish blotches down back with row of alternating blotches along each side.
- at front of body, some blotches extend as saddles over back and onto sides.
- Pattern on older individuals may be obscured and they appear black or brown
- usually found in or near water.
- Belly cream with irregular rows of reddish half moon crescents
- scales keeled; anal scale divided
- gives birth to live young
- NOT AT RISK