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Southern Water Snake2

Southern Water Snake Nerodia fasciata

Just like humans, southern water snakes are picky eaters when they’re young. Their diet consists only of fish until they reach 6 months of age.

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ORIGIN:
Southeastern United States

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HABITAT:
Rivers, lakes and ponds

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
4-9 oz
Length: 2-4 ft

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DIET:
Small birds, frogs and fish

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PREDATORS:
Herons, alligators and other snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 2-3 yrs

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 8 yrs in wild

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