Category: Nerodia Watersnakes

Nerodia fasciata, 17 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (17 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 17 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (17 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 07 May 2017

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (07 May 2017).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (12 October 2020). Trace N. clarkii taeniata patterns; possibly a hybrid from a few generations back. This individual was photographed adjacent to a salt marsh.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris at iNaturalist.org.Learn more about… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake;Volusia county, Florida (12 October 2020).Trace N. clarkii taeniata patterns; possibly a hybrid from a few generations back.This individual was photographed adjacent to a salt marsh.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris at iNaturalist.org.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake;Volusia county, Florida (12 October 2020).Trace N. clarkii taeniata patterns; possibly a hybrid from a few generations back.This individual was photographed adjacent to a salt marsh.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris at iNaturalist.org.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake;Volusia county, Florida (12 October 2020).Trace N. clarkii taeniata patterns; possibly a hybrid from a few generations back.This individual was photographed adjacent to a salt marsh.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris at iNaturalist.org.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake;Volusia county, Florida (12 October 2020).Trace N. clarkii taeniata patterns; possibly a hybrid from a few generations back.This individual was photographed adjacent to a salt marsh.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris at iNaturalist.org.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake;Volusia county, Florida (12 October 2020).Trace N. clarkii taeniata patterns; possibly a hybrid from a few generations back.This individual was photographed adjacent to a salt marsh.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris at iNaturalist.org.Learn more about N. f. pictiventris… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 12 October 2020”

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake;Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake;Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake;Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 09 May 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 09 May 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 20 June 2007

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (20 June 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 20 June 2007

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (20 June 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: I largely dodge subspecies distinctions on south Georgia banded watersnakes because I can’t really distinguish between the two subspecies in that region (just north of the… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013”

Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: I largely dodge subspecies distinctions on south Georgia banded watersnakes because I can’t really distinguish between the two subspecies in that region (just north of the… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013”

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied (Redbelly) watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied (Redbelly) watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied (Redbelly) watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). 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 fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

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

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

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

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

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

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 04 August 2017

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 04 August 2017

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 04 August 2017

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 30 April 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (30 April 2020). Slick watersnake on a shadowy, slick surface. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Not all sticks floating in water are actually sticks floating in water.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Lateral profile shot. Fairly typical — but lighter than many of the large adults I find in Collier.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). U-coil reference shot of mid-body dorsal patterning and keeling. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). U-coil reference shot of ventral patterning. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Lower jaw patterning of a fairly typical Florida banded watersnake from South Florida. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). Full body, dorsal view of a Northeast Florida banded watersnake. I see this pattern mostly in south Georgia and north Florida, though I do also find it from time to time in central Florida (Lake… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). Faded ventral pattern of one of the northeast Florida banded watersnakes.  Note: Nassau county (in extreme northeast Florida) is close to the zone of intergradation between the Florida subspecies (N. f. pictiventris) and… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). One of the Nassau county banded watersnakes, a mid-sized, fairly-trim adult.  Note: Nassau county (in extreme northeast Florida) is close to the zone of intergradation between the Florida subspecies (N. f. pictiventris)… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Classic scaling on that big, meaty head.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Full body perspective of a fairly typical Florida green watersnake in Lake county, Florida.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). What a fantastic expression. As robust as they may be, I’ll never get over the DERP-factor of the Florida green watersnake. 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.