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Northern Water Snake vs Copperhead

Northern Water Snake vs Copperhead Northern Water Snake and Copperhead snakes have some similarities, but are ultimately completely different. One is venomous while the other isn’t. Northern Water Snakes (Nerodia sepidon – nero meaning “flowing” or “liquid” and dia meaning “through”) are non venomous swimming serpents and one of the most common snakes in the …

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Tennessee Water Snakes

Tennessee Water Snakes Tennessee Water snakes are non-venomous, carnivorous and ovoviviparous snakes that, true to their name, like to spend time in or around water, even if they also venture on land and eventually climb trees. Quick Reference Section Tennessee Water Snake Species There are 5 recognized species of the so-called water snakes in Tennessee: …

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Green Rat Snake (Gonyosoma oxycephalum)

Red-tailed Green Rat Snake Red-tailed green rat snakes can be identified by their striking green that blends in well with trees and caves in lowland jungles and forests. Despite what their name also, their tail is not always or even usually red. Sometimes they have magenta or even gray tails instead. Other distinctive characteristics are …

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