Red-bellied (Plain-bellied) Watersnake

Nerodia erythrogaster

Average size:  30-48 inches; Record 34 inches.  Young are 8-12 
inches at birth.

Range:  Upper western Florida peninsula and throughout the panhandle.

Diet:  Mainly fish and frogs.

Status:  Common  

Can be found in swamps, marshes, ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers.

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