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Andrew Hoffman wrote at 2015-03-19 16:31:41
This is a Salt Marsh Snake (Nerodia clarkii). They are common in salt/brackish water and move around quite a bit (sometimes found further from water). This is one of the most variable watersnake species around but that striped pattern is typical for the area you found it in. I just watched 2 or 3 of these snakes hunting minnows in a coastal inlet marsh at St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park two days ago. They are harmless. Neat find!  


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Walter Hintz


I can answer questions about both vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. I am an expert in animal behavior, especially birds.


I have taught for over 50 years. I teach college biology courses and I have led tours to the Galapagos Islands and the Belize rain forest

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