A Young Florida Banded Watersnake, 10 November 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florda banded watersnake;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018).

Not all snakes you find on Florida’s nighttime roads have fallen victim to vehicular mayhem. Thankfully. I came across this young (non-venomous) Florida banded watersnake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) chilling near the edge of a road — free, for the time being, from harm’s way. I was happy to watch it slink into the grassy stretch alongside the road, back to safer terrain, but I’m sure it’ll eventually be drawn back out into harm’s way. Rolling the dice.

 

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