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Lake Erie Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon insularum
  • 61-106.7 cm; record 140.5 cm
  • a sub-species of the more wide-spread Northern Water Snake
  • range from uniformly grey with no markings to dark grey-brown with some banding
  • only found at western end of Lake Erie and on Pelee and surrounding islands
  • belly whitish yellow to grey
  • scales keeled; anal scale divided
  • gives birth to live young