Nerodia sipedon insularum

Lake Erie Water Snake

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The Lake Erie Water Snake is large, heavy bodied, and more uniform in color than its close relative the Northern Water Snake. Its ground color is usually gray, which often is greenish or brownish, and the dark markings that one sees on the Northern Water Snake are greatly reduced or completely lacking. The undersurface is uniformly white or yellowish white

Scientific Name

Nerodia sipedon insularum
Common Name
Lake Erie Water Snake
Lake Erie Watersnake
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