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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

Location: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland

I am a non-venomous Florida Watersnake,
I like to live in shallow fresh water
People confuse me with the venomous Cottonmouth snake
Which leads to my completely unwarranted slaughter.

(Note: A fantastic resource for learning about snake identification is the What kind of snake is this? Florida Facebook page.

Sources: Florida Museum - Nerodia fasciata pictiventris

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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