Northern Water Snake | The Cove Forest

(Nerodia sipedon)

This aquatic snake is usually found in slow moving bodies of water. This snake is often found basking on logs in the water or on rocks close to the body of water. Fish and amphibians are the chief prey items of this species. This snake is tempermental and is sometimes mistaken for the copperhead.

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