Northern Water Snake

This hungry Northern Water snake was just enjoying some lunch when I came by. These are quite common water snakes to be found in south eastern Canada. 

Although it is not a deadly snake it can be quite vicious when cornered, able to leap out of the water up to 2 metres to strike at unwary birds or passing photographers. The snake in these pictures was about four feet long, a full grown adult!!

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