Nerodia fasciata pictiventris
  • Average size:  24-42 inches; Record 62.5 inches.  Young are 7.5-10.5
    inches at birth.
  • Range:  Throughout Florida peninsula.  
  • Diet:  Live or dead fish, frogs, and aquatic invertebrates.
  • Status:  Common
  • Can be found in nearly all freshwater habitats, preferring the shallow
    waters of swamps, marshes, ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers.  This
    snake is often mistaken for the venomous Water Moccasin (Eastern
    Cottonmouth).

       
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