What kind of snake is it?

Asked April 23, 2019, 6:22 PM EDT

Pictures 921 and 922 are the same snake; October 18, 2018 789 is a different snake; April 9, 2019 Are all three pictures the same kind of snake? We have lived here since 1981; first sightings. The body is thick; the head triangular. Is it venomous? Is it a northern water snake? Thank you.

Harford County Maryland wildlife northern water snake snake

1 Response

All three photos show a Northern Water Snake. It is non venomous but has a nasty disposition. Here is our webpage on snakes http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/snakes

Marian