Northern Water Snake

Cleaning brush along our creek I had this guy strike and bite, just got the pants and broke no skin. The snake was quite aggravated and aggressive. At first I thought it was a copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), but after review I decided it was a Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon).

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A few days later I came across two of them in the same location. One was brighter than the other and both were about the same size. Guess I better keep the grandkids out of that area.

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