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Northern Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon sipedon
  • 61-106.7cm;
    record 140.5cm
  • 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