|Northern water snake|
|Scientific name||Nerodia sipedon|
Lower:lake erie water snake
Where do they live? Edit
It is found throughout eastern and central North America, from southern Ontario and southern Quebec in the north, to Texas and Florida in the south. It has been introduced in California where it is considered an invasive species likely to compete with native giant garter snakes Thamnopis gigas.(Not to be confused with Giygas).
What do they eat? Edit
During the day, water snakes hunt among plants at the water's edge, looking for small fish, frogs, worms, leeches, crayfish, salamanders, young turtles, and small birds and mammals. At night, they concentrate on minnows and other small fish sleeping in shallow water. Northern Water Snakes mate in April and June.