Wednesday Wild: Northern Watersnake

31 May
© Loree Griffin Burns

© Catherine Griffin Burns

Question: Why would a juvenile water snake be hanging out on my nearly-the-highest-point-in-town-and-not-much-water-nearby driveway on Memorial Day weekend?

Answer: I dunno.

But I’m glad he stopped by.


Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Wednesday Wild


7 responses to “Wednesday Wild: Northern Watersnake

  1. sarahalbee

    May 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Wow. He’s a beaut.

    • Loree Griffin Burns

      May 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      He is! And, thankfully, not at all as aggressive as field guides might lead you to believe. (Of course, we gave him a wiiiiide berth.)

  2. Jim Markowich

    May 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    So cool! In our experience (all in water, not on hilltops), they *have* been aggressive, or at least they’ve made a show of it. The wide berth was not a bad idea. Fascinating snakes!


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