Average size: 30-55 inches; Record 69.5 inches. Young are 7-11
inches at birth.
Range: Throughout Florida panhandle and peninsula. Not found in the keys.
Diet: Mainly fish and frogs.
Can be found in swamps, marshes, ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers.
This snake is often mistaken for the venomous Water Moccasin (Eastern Cottonmouth)