• Snake ID, please?


    Found this guy in our back yard near the woods. He's about 2 to 2.5 feet in length. Constrictor I think. What kind of snake is s/he?

    Naturalist's Response

    You are correct, that is a constrictor. If you happen to have any water sources nearby, this type of snake might be a frequent visitor to your backyard. It is a Northern Water Snake, commonly found throughout Geauga County, especially on a sunny day near the water.

    Thanks for the questions.

    – Naturalist Trevor Wearstler

    NATURE NOTE: Ohio is home to three different venomous snakes: the Timber and Massasauga rattlesnakes, both state endangered, and the Copperhead. None of these three have ever been reported in Geauga County.