The copperbelly water snake is a subspecies of plain-bellied water snake. It is a migratory snake, meaning it changes its place after a certain time. It is secretive in nature and that is why it is not frequently seen.
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Colubridae Genus Nerodia Species Nerodia erythrogaster Scientific Name Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta
Other Names Copperbelly Size 3-5 ft (91.44-152.4 cm) Color Brownish or bluish black back and the belly is bright red-orange Distribution Northwestern Ohio, northeastern Indiana, southern Michigan, southeastern and south western Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois Habitat Wetlands and lowland swamps Diet Salamanders, crayfish, small fish, tadpoles, and frogs Hibernation Throughout the winter Predator Snapping turtles, raptors, raccoons, and skunks Venom Fact Non-venomous Breeding Time During the fall Mode of Reproduction Viviparous Litter Size Around 18 Average Lifespan 8-15 years IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable
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