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April: Water Snakes and Mistaken Identity
Episode 37th April 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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By far the most common snake along the Chesapeake's rivers and marshes, the water snake (Natrix sipedon) is often mistaken for other species of venomous snake. But just because they are nonvenomous doesn't mean they should be trifled with.


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