Snake ID

Asked May 18, 2019, 9:24 PM EDT

I was at Ladew Topiary Gardens on Saturday doing some flower photography and took a picture of this snake near one of the pools. Can you identify it for me?

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

This is a Northern water snake. The snake is not poisonous and harmless. It can bite.

Here are some good sites for information and identification http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/herps/Fieldguide_OrderSquamata.aspx
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/snakes

Marian