Florida Watersnake          
              Nerodia fasciata pictiventris    
     
 
              
Banded Watersnake
      
        Nerodia fasciata fasciata
           
  • Average size:  24-42 inches; Record 62.5 inches.  Young are 7.5-10.5
    inches at birth.
  • Range:  Throughout Florida.  
  • 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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