Discover 5 Water Snakes Found in Pennsylvania Waters

Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)

The Northern Water Snake is a common non-venomous water snake found in Pennsylvania. It has a dark-colored body with lighter bands or blotches.

Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus)

The Eastern Ribbon Snake is a slender and agile water snake species found in Pennsylvania. It has a distinctive striped pattern running along its body.

Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata)

The Queen Snake is a semi-aquatic snake species found in certain areas of Pennsylvania. It is known for its ability to feed on crayfish.

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

The Eastern Garter Snake is a widespread snake species that can be found in various habitats, including near water sources, in Pennsylvania. It has a colorful and patterned appearance.

Brown Water Snake (Nerodia taxispilota)

The Brown Water Snake is a large and robust water snake species that inhabits rivers and streams in Pennsylvania. It has a dark brown or reddish-brown coloration.