Category: Snakes

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied (Redbelly) watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 03 January 2007

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (03 January 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 03 January 2007

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (03 January 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 03 January 2007

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (03 January 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 11 May 2020

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (11 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 11 May 2020

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (11 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 11 May 2020

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (11 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lampropeltis getula, 09 March 2006

Lampropeltis getula, the Eastern kingsnake, Considered in some circles to be the subspecies L. g. floridana; Brevard county, Florida (09 March 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lampropeltis getula, 09 March 2006

Lampropeltis getula, the Eastern kingsnake, Considered in some circles to be the subspecies L. g. floridana; Brevard county, Florida (09 March 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lampropeltis getula, 09 March 2006

Lampropeltis getula, the Eastern kingsnake, Considered in some circles to be the subspecies L. g. floridana; Brevard county, Florida (09 March 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Crotalus adamanteus, 08 May 2013

Crotalus adamanteus, the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (08 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Crotalus adamanteus, 08 May 2013

Crotalus adamanteus, the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (08 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Crotalus adamanteus, 08 May 2013

Crotalus adamanteus, the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (08 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 August 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer (juvenile); Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 August 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer (juvenile); Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 August 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer (juvenile); Volusia county, Florida (02 August 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pantherophis guttatus, 09 May 2020

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat snake (Corn snake); Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pantherophis guttatus, 09 May 2020

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat snake (Corn snake); Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Pantherophis guttatus, 09 May 2020

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat snake (Corn snake); Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 01 March 2015

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Liodytes alleni, 06 June 2006

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Lake county, Florida (06 June 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Liodytes alleni, 06 June 2006

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Lake county, Florida (06 June 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Liodytes alleni, 06 June 2006

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Lake county, Florida (06 June 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lampropeltis elapsoides, 16 June 2017

Lampropeltis elapsoides, the Scarlet kingsnake; Volusia county, Florida (16 June 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lampropeltis elapsoides, 16 June 2017

Lampropeltis elapsoides, the Scarlet kingsnake; Volusia county, Florida (16 June 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Lampropeltis elapsoides, 16 June 2017

Lampropeltis elapsoides, the Scarlet kingsnake; Volusia county, Florida (16 June 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 24 June 2020

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Volusia county, Florida (24 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 24 June 2020

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Volusia county, Florida (24 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 24 June 2020

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Volusia county, Florida (24 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 04 August 2017

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 04 August 2017

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 04 August 2017

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 30 April 2020

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (30 April 2020). Slick watersnake on a shadowy, slick surface. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Not all sticks floating in water are actually sticks floating in water.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Lateral profile shot. Fairly typical — but lighter than many of the large adults I find in Collier.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). U-coil reference shot of mid-body dorsal patterning and keeling. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). U-coil reference shot of ventral patterning. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Lower jaw patterning of a fairly typical Florida banded watersnake from South Florida. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). Full body, dorsal view of a Northeast Florida banded watersnake. I see this pattern mostly in south Georgia and north Florida, though I do also find it from time to time in central Florida (Lake… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). Faded ventral pattern of one of the northeast Florida banded watersnakes.  Note: Nassau county (in extreme northeast Florida) is close to the zone of intergradation between the Florida subspecies (N. f. pictiventris) and… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). One of the Nassau county banded watersnakes, a mid-sized, fairly-trim adult.  Note: Nassau county (in extreme northeast Florida) is close to the zone of intergradation between the Florida subspecies (N. f. pictiventris)… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Classic scaling on that big, meaty head.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.