Water Snake

This is a water snake I photographed at Hidden Valley lake a few weeks ago.

Water Snake – Close Up

This photo was taken near the dam on the eastern side of the lake.  The snake was almost three feet in length, which based upon the research is fairly good sized for this kind of snake.  Water snakes, or Northern Water Snakes as they are sometimes known, are not poisonous but can be aggressive and have a painful bite.  They feed on frogs, fish, and other water-based prey.  These snakes are found throughout Virginia according to the VDGIF map of occurance for this species.

Water Snake on Log

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s