Common Water Snake

Common Name: 
Common Water Snake
Scientific Name: 

Nerodia sipedon

Category: 
Water Snakes
Identification: 

16-50 inches. Gray, orange or tan above with dark gray, reddish brown or brown crossbands that may be offset between the back and sides; underside pale with small dark crescent-shaped markings; head unmarked. The keeled scales are in 21-23 rows.

Habits: 

Common water snakes inhabit sand-bottomed streams and rivers in wooded areas. They give birth to 6-40 young.

Distribution: 

Upland portions of the Florida Parishes.

Common Water Snake
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