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Nerodia floridana

Florida Green Water Snake

Florida Distribution: entire state.

Identification: up to 140 cm. Belly plain white or cream colored, pattern below vent. Row of scales between eye and upper labials. Scales keeled

 

Like many young snakes this one is more colorful than an adult, which would be plain green/brown.

 

 You can see the belly is pretty plain, but becomes patterned near vent.

 There is a row of scales between eye and the upper labials.

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