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Water Snake Yellowbelly

Water Snake Yellowbelly
Species Name:
Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster
Not venomous

Common Name:
Water Snake Yellowbelly

Species Name:
Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster

Non-Venomous

KSNPC status is: Unlisted

Appearance:

Similar in appearance to copperbelly only the belly is yellowish on a greenish gray to gray back.

Notes:

The same species as the copperbelly but the ranges do not overlap. Food habits are similar and they are found in various wetland, swamp, bottomland hardwood habitats.

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