Northern Watersnake

The Northern Watersnake is a non-venomous snake that can be found throughout the Eastern United States. It primarily feeds on fish and aquatic insects. Its small size and lack of venom means that it poses no potential threat to humans. However, many people confuse it with the venomous Eastern Cottonmouth. Both live in similar habitats, eat a similar diet, and will sometimes be referred to as “Water Moccasins”. This leads to some confusion where people hear that Water Moccasins are venomous and think that this applies to the Northern Watersnakes in their area.

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