Northern Water Snake

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BEST VIEWED LARGE - If you dare! : ) I didn't take this photo this last camping trip. I believe it was a couple of years ago but it was at the same place as we always camp. Holly has been bugging me to upload it. She thinks people will like it. I have my doubts since not very many people like snakes generally. We will see how many comments this gets. This beautiful, adult northern water snake was sunning itself at the edge of the water on an empty campsite about three sites down from us one day. I used my zoom so as not to get too close and scare it. These snakes are NOT venomous and are human shy and prefer to avoid interaction with humans. So, Roy, if Debbie sees this picture be sure to let her know this. Rod - Maybe you'd better not even mention this to Jo, LOL.

Comments (43)


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shadownet 1:14PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

I think it is beautiful also. Of course living in Louisiana I am use to snakes, both the venomous and non venomous kind. :O)

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Lenord 1:33PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Tough looking Snake, make a great pair of Boots, already waterproof. Got a lot of Snakes where I am too, gotta watch for the Diamondbacks and Sidewinders, they are the only ones here that will hurt ya. Peace

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Stoffl 1:35PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

A wonderful animal! I have no fear of snakes, it does not disgust me. I myself already had a boa in the arms. But OK, with this I would not have known the fact that she is not toxic And then I run away :-)

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AGentleMuse 1:40PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

WOW, lovely capture!! I'd of used my zoom too, but only si I didn't have to get too close to IT lol!!!

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kbrog 2:11PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Not as colorful as the Southern water snake, but still an Impressive snake and a great capture! :)

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anitalee 2:25PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Awesome shot

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Magick_Lady 3:04PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

brrrr , i'm happy belgium doesn't have snakes at all , except those in the zoo and pet shops LOL but they are savely behind glass hahaha

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Miska7 3:14PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Very nice capture! Snakes look great from a distance!

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1010 4:32PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

That's why I don't go camping.... Awesome shot!

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Grimslade 4:50PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

wicked shot!

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Erestorfan 4:56PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Yay! You finally posted this, LOL. People are repulsed yet fascinated with pictures like this. I know I was at the time you were taking it. I like to see them from a distance as we did!! Great shot!

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jmb007 5:53PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

bonne photo!!

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RodS 7:19PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

LOL!! "Rod - Maybe you'd better not even mention this to Jo, LOL." I probably won't draw her attention to this one - she freaks out if she even sees a little garter snake! I've had to 'escort' 2 or 3 of them out of the back yard for thier own safety! I don't mind snakes at all - I find them rather fascinating. I keep my distance from the venomous ones, but I have no particular compunctions reaching down and picking up those little garter snakes. Kept a few as pets when I was a kid. Great snake shot, Mike!

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Faemike55 7:30PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Very wonderful capture. I'm glad you uploaded this photo!

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DarkStormCrow 7:37PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Cool capture, well done...

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BIGBEAR1965 8:38PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Awesome shot Mike!

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mikeerson 8:54PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

doesn't look like a harmless snake at all, I'll just go pet the little evil bastard - lol... I'm not a snake love... I had a friend (he passed a few years back) that loved snakes and lizards - I knew him since grade school, so I had to put up with it - lol... One night while I was at work, a friend brought over a large - A LARGE snake... over ten people were standing in the center of my front room and my 3 kids and this snake was wrapped around everyone like a giant circle - they took a picture and gave it to me when I got home - I said something other than thanks - lol

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danapommet 9:13PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Beautiful capture and love the texture with her scales. Dana

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jif3d 9:38PM | Mon, 14 June 2010

Super brave capture and kool but scary find ! Well done & ~Cheers~

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bazza 12:41AM | Tue, 15 June 2010

Nice photo of this snake, well done!!

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Avros 3:03AM | Tue, 15 June 2010

This snake I can tolerate, its the ones we have here that bother me. The king browns are notorious for wondering onto our property.

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njb2000 3:51AM | Tue, 15 June 2010

Poisonous or not I wouldn't want to get to close. Great shot!

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Umbetro38 1:41PM | Tue, 15 June 2010

Unfortunately, many have problems with my teeth and not so often in rendero to browse in the Gallery's - and yet I go to your picture, and as always am full of admiration for your work

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adrie 2:59PM | Tue, 15 June 2010

Great capture.

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mickuk50 3:49PM | Tue, 15 June 2010

Snakes do have that fear factor for some people .Excellent shot :o) Mick

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missblue 4:40PM | Tue, 15 June 2010

Snakes are beautiful =) !!

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beatoangelico 6:15PM | Tue, 15 June 2010

WOW...FANTASTIC CAPTURE AND GREAT WORK..!!!!

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Arumbus 9:35PM | Tue, 15 June 2010

outstanding capture.... and you still go camping there huh? Artists! go figure!

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Nickieboy2004 4:54AM | Wed, 16 June 2010

Striking picture!

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NitraLing 9:43AM | Wed, 16 June 2010

Yipes!!fear factor??? ya! right here!!!...a super and brave capture!!!

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