Water Snake Copperbelly
Nerodia erythrogaster neglectaNon-VenomousKSNPC status is: Special Concern
Moderately stout bodied with adults reaching 4' in length. The red belly is a dead give away. This is the same species as the yellowbelly watersnake but their ranges do not overlap.Notes:
Eats fish, frogs, toads, and tadpoles. Found in wooded swamps, river bottoms, and other wetland habitats. Like most water snakes it has a nasty disposition and will bite if handled.