Tag: Nerodia taxispilota

Spring Break 2023: Nerodia taxispilota

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (11 March 2023). Spring Break 2023 The first official snake of the 2023 jaunt throughout the Florida peninsula was none other than Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake. Unfortunately, however, there was no opportunity for hand’s-on macro… Continue Reading “Spring Break 2023: Nerodia taxispilota”

Nerodia taxispilota, 10 April 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (10 April 2016). An impressive Brown watersnake encountered and photographed in Lake county, Florida. Of all Florida’s non-venomous watersnake species, the Brown watersnake is the most consistent in coloring and patterning. Wherever you find them, this… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 10 April 2016”

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). One of my favorite shots of one of my favorite species. This is a fairly large Brown watersnake, a native, non-venomous, and entirely non-aggressive species quite abundant throughout Florida’s varied freshwater systems. Brown… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016”

Nerodia taxispilota, 06 June 2004

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (06 June 2004). The Brown watersnake is the “most arboreal” non-venomous watersnake found in Florida; they often bask on limbs overhanging freshwater bodies of water. If you ever hear a story about a cottonmouth falling into… Continue Reading “Nerodia taxispilota, 06 June 2004”