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Re: Advice for Redbelly Water snakes

Post by incuhead2000 » June 20th, 2012, 4:25 am

I have found them both in MD and VA. The only tip I have is to walk around aquatic edge habitat in the same way you would target other Nerodia species and hope they are out. With the heat coming your luck maybe running out, the water snakes are already starting their nocturnal behavior patterns. Blackwater has a lot of aquatic habitat but I don't have much luck with snakes there, I think there are just too many raptors eating them in that area!

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Re: Advice for Redbelly Water snakes

Post by spinifer » June 20th, 2012, 12:59 pm

Redbelly Watersnakes have not been documented from VA Eastern Shore.

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Re: Advice for Redbelly Water snakes

Post by Kyle from Carolina » June 20th, 2012, 5:11 pm

Thanks for the heads up spinifer, I had just assumed they would be in VA since they were in MD...amateur mistake on my part. I did a little more research on the google machine and I've found a place in MD that for sure has them. I'm also hoping to head up to the central shore to get some barking treefrogs. Thanks again ya'll for the advice!

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Re: Advice for Redbelly Water snakes

Post by kyle loucks » June 21st, 2012, 4:36 am

Remember- Both species you mentioned are protected in Maryland and Delaware.

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Re: Advice for Redbelly Water snakes

Post by will lattea » June 21st, 2012, 7:25 am

incuhead has a point, but I wouldn't skip blackwater. some of the best scenic roads on the eastern shore, and if you get there early in the morning you'll probably see a bunch of turtles moving. Mid afternoon is tough... get a box of fried chicken and hang out. More or less, the middle of the big area is where the most birds are... but I still wouldn't skip it unless you're hellbent on a red belly.

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Re: Advice for Redbelly Water snakes

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