I'm in Virginia, Loudon County, a bit north and west of the capitol. This is in a small run near a wooded acreage, very close to homes actually. I'm from Chicago so snakes are waaay out of my element.
Found this beautiful creature this AM, swims well. can you advise what type of snake and fish this is?
Thanks for any help,
Loudon County, Virginia
A friend today was surprised by a snake she didn't recognize and I'm not sure either. We're in Rochester Michigan and snakes this large aren't commonly seen. Seems like it's a Northern Brown Snake at first look but the head appears too wide. What do you think? Appreciate your thoughts.
McCormick, South Carolina
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