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NOAA Photo Library Image - line0680

The Northern Water Snake - Nerodia sipedon sipedon - a common, non-venoemous water snake. Often mistaken for the Eastern Cottonmouth or Water Mocassin, Agkistrodon piscivorus. The known range for the latter does not extend further north than the Great Dismal Swamp.

Image ID: line0680, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Maryland, Patuxent River
Photo Date: 1994 October 8
Photographer: Mary Hollinger, NODC biologist, NOAA

Category: Coastline/Chesapeake Bay Maryland/Fauna Reptile/Reptiles/

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