Monday, May 21, 2012

Northern Water Snake

I'm no expert, but I think this may be a northern water snake. They are regularly seen basking on the rocks along the dam. This one slithered back into the lake before we could get a clear photo of it. Northern water snakes are nonvenomous and harmless to humans. They eat small fish and amphibians.


  1. Could also be midland or upland water snake. Thanks for pointing out they are nonvenomous and harmless. They are only helpful to the environment. It is against Georgia State Law to kill a nonvemonous species of snake. How about that????

  2. Wow, even though it is nonvenomous, it still looks pretty intimidating!