Category: Nerodia taxispilota

Nerodia taxispilota, 10 June 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake;Collier county, Florida (10 June 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 10 June 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Collier county, Florida (10 June 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 03 January 2007

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (03 January 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 03 January 2007

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (03 January 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 03 January 2007

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (03 January 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). At this point, Brown watersnakes may be in the lead for my favorite species to see up close. I find them to be extraordinarily beautiful.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). A reference shot of some excellent ventral patterning. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Eric spends a little quality time with one of many Nerodia taxispilota in this area. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 05 December 2011

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Columbia county, Florida (05 December 2011). Slightly tilted facial profile of a shiny Brown watersnake. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 05 December 2011

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Columbia county, Florida (05 December 2011). A fairly tight macro shot of a Brown watersnake eye. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 05 December 2011

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Columbia county, Florida (05 December 2011). Because why not? Here’s the ventral pattern of a Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota. Nerodia have the coolest ventral patterns. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). 7/7 – A final parting shot shortly before I vigorously washed my hands back at the Jeep. Heh. Again, this is the second individual I’ve seen at this location with the same symptoms around their respective facial/ocular scales,… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). 6/7 – A u-coil dorsal view of this Brown watersnake. Again, all signs of infection seemed entirely limited to the head region of the snake. I found no signs of infection anywhere else… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). 5/7 – Like the earlier infected Brown watersnake I’d seen at this location prior, there were no significant signs of infection mid-body. This one, however, was incredibly robust and thick. I suspect this… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). 4/7 – Dorsal view of the Brown watersnake’s head. The infection was not overwhelmingly apparent at first glance, though the blown eye most certainly was. For the most part, this was still a very-active, agile, and strong watersnake.… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). 3/7 – While the right side of the head had more infectious splotches, so to speak, the left side was clearer with the exception of the eye — which had been rendered utterly useless. Despite… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). 2/7 – Right side profile shot of this infected Brown watersnake. Not the splotches of infection before and behind the eye. Interestingly, this Brown watersnake’s right pupil also appeared a bit misshapen? Could just be an unrelated… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (07 May 2020). 1/7 – The first of several posts/photos of an interesting Brown watersnake I found in the Volusia interior. This particular spot sports a hefty population of Brown watersnakes and Florida cottonmouths. This is… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 07 May 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 April 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (30 April 2020) A common misconception is that “arrow-shaped” or “triangular” heads signify pit-vipers. Not necessarily true. Many non-venomous Nerodia watersnakes can and will flex their jaws out to appear more threatening. It’s an excellent defensive… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 30 April 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 April 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (30 April 2020) Macro shot of lateral-dorsal keels on the Brown watersnake’s scales. Fantastic pattern! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 April 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (30 April 2020) This was a fairly massive Brown watersnake, presumably gravid given her general girth. I found her resting about five feet off the ground in a palm overhanging a dark water creek. Brown watersnakes do indeed love… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 30 April 2020”

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2020

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2020 (with video)

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana and Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2020

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake, and Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2020). Learn more about the Florida banded watersnake at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about the Brown watersnake at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 14 March 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Nerodia taxispilota, 14 March 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. This Brown watersnake appears to be nearing ecdysis, the shedding of its scales (note the blue-sheen on the ocular/eye scale), but it was also sporting a bit… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019”

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 10 April 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (10 April 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 14 March 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (14 March 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.