Tag: nerodia

The Second Florida Banded Watersnake on 17 September 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Alachua county, Florida (15 September 2018). Watersnake populations tend to come and go with time. An area thick with them can dry up rather suddenly because of any number of environmental factors: pollution, water level, loss of prey,…

The First Florida Banded Watersnake on 17 September 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Alachua county, Florida (15 September 2018). As the title might suggest (especially in the wake of the prior ribbon snake posts), my little herping group also managed to find a couple of Florida banded watersnakes (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) in Alachua…

There’s Nothing Better than a Big Brown Watersnake in Levy County

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Located within the Gulf coastal region of Florida (west of Gainesville and Ocala), Levy county is fairly small, quaint, and quiet. It’s not a part of Florida you’ll often find featured on advertisements,…

Just a Kid, Really: The Florida Banded Watersnake, 26 July 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (26 July 2018). Is there anything as adorable as a juvenile Florida banded watersnake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) just starting to wind and slink its way through life? As noted before on Floridensis (a few…

The Florida Green Watersnake, 26 July 2018

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (26 July 2018). I never stumble upon a Nerodia watersnake that I don’t adore. They’re just terrific, beautiful, and fascinating organisms. They’re also amazingly and consistently misunderstood and feared unnecessarily by the better part of…

The Brown Watersnake, 26 July 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (26 July 2018). Featured here is a fairly fantastic and fine Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota, photographed during my post-thunderstorm road-cruise fiesta throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, Florida. It was also the first of three such Brown…

The Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake, 09 July 2011

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (09 July 2011). This is a Mangrove salt marsh snake, Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, one of three “salt marsh” watersnake subspecies in Florida. This particular individual, photographed in the mangroves of the Florida Keys,…

The Redbelly Watersnake, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, the Redbelly watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). This past Thursday, I headed up to Lowndes county, Georgia, with my friend, Eric, to find one specific species: The Redbelly watersnake, Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster. Eric’s originally from the Pacific Northwest and…

Spring Break 2018: A Big, Old Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. At last, we’ll wrap up our extended-run of Spring Break 2018 with one last Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota. Watersnakes tend to show the marks of time and history on…

Spring Break 2018: The Brown Watersnake, 14 March 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. At long last, we’re winding down the big Spring Break 2018 series (which took much longer to work through than I’d originally anticipated), and all we have left are…

Spring Break 2018: A Hiding Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Here’s another in situ Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota, hiding out amongst the limestone-laden waterlines of Collier county, Florida. The random waterways, canals, and creeks of south Florida are a…

Spring Break 2018: A Very Weathered Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Featured here is a rather haggard, weathered, and worn Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota, just about to shed its scales through the process of ecdysis. See that blue film over…