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portage

tree bank


Northern water snake, Nerodia sepidon (non-poisonous). Color pattern is like a copperhead. Although you can distinguish based on the existence of a pit and the color of the back of their head, the practical way to determine they aren't the less-common copperhead is by behavior. Poke it with a stick; copperheads will become mad. Possibly saw several swimming across the river, although they're nearly impossible to identify while swimming.

portage

tree bank


Photo album generated by album from Dave's MarginalHacks on Mon May 29 21:22:20 2006