Wild Florida Photo - Nerodia floridana

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Nerodia floridana


Florida native


This is the larger and more common of the green water snakes in Florida and can be abundant along rivers, creeks, canals and flooded prairies, and sometimes pond and lakes.
Adults range from 3-4 feet in length and are olive-brown to olive-green with only a vestige of their juvenile banding. The belly is yellowish to olive and unmarked except beneath the tail.
They can often be found at night lying along the edge of canals and flooded prairies. During warm weather they may be active both day and night.
To see a sequence of photos of a great blue heron eating a Florida green water snake, go to this page in Other Photos

Nerodia floridana is a member of the Colubridae - Colubrids - nonvenomous snakes family.

Other species of the Nerodia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Nerodia fasciata var. pictiventris - FLORIDA BANDED WATER SNAKE

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Florida Museum of Natural History Herpetology page for this species

Date record last modified:
Jan 20, 2013