Date: 4/16/17 8:39 am
From: bill butler (via birders Mailing List) <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] OT snake ID
Without getting into the ever changing, taxonomic thickets of subspecies, it looks typical for a young Northern Watersnake. As Northern Watersnakes age, they tend to gradually lose most or all of their patterning. The sparsity of vegetation and their quest for a meal and warm, sunny locations after a long winter means this is the time of the year they are most likely seen.

Cheers,
Bill Butler
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On Sun, 4/16/17, P. swanson <birders...> wrote:

Subject: [birders] OT snake ID
To: "birders" <birders...>
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 9:46 AM


Does anyone recognize this snake? It's
certainly not a garter. my daughter saw it in Grosse Pointe
Woods park.


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