29 0 obj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. 68 0 obj 91 0 obj Eastern Ribbon Snakes (Thamnophis sauritus) share those same physical features. endstream endobj endobj 6 0 obj Water moccasins can be up to 6 ft (2 m) long and have:. Other Physical Features; heterothermic; Sexual Dimorphism; female larger ; Range length 61 to 140 cm 24.02 to 55.12 in; Where do they live? x�s 36 0 obj Both Michigan snake species are protected by Michigan law. endobj endstream I see such snakes all the time in the smaller lakes sprinkled across Wisconsin. x�s endobj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. The cottonmouth, also called a water moccasin, is a poisonous (venomous) snake found in southeastern and south central North America.They leave one, two, or three puncture marks on the skin, but you won't always see any marks. 46 0 obj endstream �7Z �7Z endobj <>stream <>stream �7Z endobj �7Z ͐,.�. x�s Michigan's only venomous snake is a rare sight for most state residents. 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They are the most common snake in Michigan, which is home to 17 species found slithering across yards and along park paths as warm weather moves in.. They’re harmless, right? endstream endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream Michigan lists them as endangered with only a few populations recorded along the southern border. <>stream x�+� � | x�s According to the University of Michigan’s Animal Diversity Web (ADW), the northern water snake is happy to be near any type of significant water source, such as rivers, lakes, ponds and marshes, although they prefer more quiet, relaxed, waters. <>stream <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream ͐,.�. endstream <>stream Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) are Michigan’s only venomous snakes. Because it is so far north, Michigan is not rich in snake species. endobj endobj endstream endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream As a result of an encounter, many homeowners inquire into snake control measures when they see these large snakes. endstream The smooth green snake, another once-common species, is in decline because of vulnerability to pesticides and herbicides. ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. Common names for N. sipedon include banded water snake, black water adder, black water snake, brown water snake, common water snake, common northern water snake, eastern water snake, North American water snake, northern banded water snake, northern water snake, spotted water snake, streaked snake, water pilot, and water snake. Their bodies also have a pattern. 47 0 obj endobj endobj x�+� � | endstream �7Z endobj �7Z endobj x�+� � | endobj x�s 22 0 obj The Michigan DNR took care of these snakes and categorized them as special concern. In residential areas, they are basically only passing through. x�s ͐,.�. x�+� � | ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. <>stream endstream The common name Fox refers to their odor. <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. Juveniles are brightly colored and banded and eventually darken as they age. April 2, 2012 - Author: J. Alan Holman Field guide to Michigan's 18 species of snakes, including the state's only venomous snake — Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. x�s endstream The have a pale or light color body covered with bold dark patches. The belly is white with reddish half moon shaped markings; some specimens have an orange belly speckled with brown or black. ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. endstream x�s x�s x�s endstream 83 0 obj endobj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. x�s ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. 17 0 obj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����id�����]�"� �� e <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream endobj endobj x�s endstream The eastern massasauga is primarily associated with wetland habitats but some populations also utilize adjacent upland habitats for parts of its life history. ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. endstream <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream x�s <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream ͐,.�. ͐,.�. 21 0 obj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����i�����U�"� �`� <>stream The Water Snakes of Southern Michigan... | Clark, Hubert Lyman | ISBN: 9781277608885 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. x�+� � | <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream x�s x�s endobj �b� ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. endstream x�+� � | 52 0 obj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. x�s <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ih�����]�"� �S _ The common snake names such as racers, coachwhips and whipsnakes often get categorized under the genus Coluber. �7Z Most if not all species tend to be comparatively thin and very fast movers. 85 0 obj While Michigan documents them in most of the Lower Peninsula counties, their population levels widely differ according to county. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����id�����]�"� �� a <>stream endstream �7Z xڝ��n�F���)���}`��dYYkc�YN��o�� �r̃d�鷪�{���A�! 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Western fox snakes prefer the drier areas around forests, prairies and pastures. endstream Plain-bellied Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster) also go by the name Copper-bellied Watersnake. ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. endobj endstream Formerly common, the blue racer—a big snake with smooth gray or blue scales—has declined significantly. ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. endobj ͐,.�. x�s 92 0 obj <>stream They varies in color with some populations having light gray and others having dark gray bodies. 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Copper-Bellied Water Snake is one of the bigger snakes reaching an adult length of up to 1.5 meters. x�s �b� endstream endstream endobj �7Z Kirtland's Snake is protected by Michigan law. endstream <>stream �7Z endstream endobj The green button leads to pages providing additional snake pictures and information. endstream 72 0 obj endobj endobj endobj <>stream endstream ͐,.�. Another snake that you can find in Michigan is the Blue Racer. <>stream ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. There is never a sufficient amount of rodents or other food sources for them. 23 0 obj <>stream One of Michigan's rarest snakes, the copperbelly water snake is a species that is seldom seen by residents of the Wolverine state. x�+� � | ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. 18 0 obj endobj endobj <>stream Depending on the source, Michigan snakes consist of nineteen species. <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream endstream x�s endobj x�+� � | x�s �7Z ͐,.�. 30 0 obj x�s endstream <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream x�+� � | 86 0 obj endobj 39 0 obj 70 0 obj endstream x�3�34R0 A#9������ ,�` endobj Due to its decreasing numbers, the Black Rat Snake is protected by Michigan law. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ib�����]�"� �+ ] endobj Large color photos and text with easy-to-follow symbols for habitat, temperament, reproduction and distribution make this book useful for all ages. <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. 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Its population is so low that it is listed as an "endangered" species in Michigan. There are three venomous snakes that can be found in the Michigan area and they are dangerous snakes that should be avoided at all costs. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����id�����]�"� �' ] <>stream 1 0 obj 8 0 obj 54 0 obj 59 0 obj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. endstream <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream endstream ͐,.�. Post-snake, my husband and I explore Lake Michigan’s shoreline further. ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. endobj ͐,.�. <>stream ?��j�|�q#�������^����˳�����_��^�-��˛~��7�ry�Y^�i��e��w�7˟n����;���I� |�K��>, ͐,.�. endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream <>stream 73 0 obj endstream endstream endstream ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. The other nine are snakes: the northern water, eastern garter, northern red-bellied, smooth green, blue racer, western fox, eastern milk, northern ring-necked and eastern hog-nosed. endobj ͐,.�. endstream �7Z 4 0 obj Remember that this rattle snake will only bite you if it feels threatened, so if you do come across one, keep your distance as it’s not there to cause harm. <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream <>stream ͐,.�. endstream endstream endobj endobj They feed on small reptiles and insect larvae and tadpoles. x�s endobj 67 0 obj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ih�����]�"� �� W x�s endstream 82 0 obj <>stream <>stream ͐,.�. 69 0 obj The Northern Water Snake can be found in a variety of colors, but the majority will have bands of brown, black and dark green, although they can also have a sandy or reddish color on the body. endobj x�+� � | endstream As mentioned in our list, the massasauga rattlesnake is Michigans only poisonous snake, so you can relax now by knowing that Michigan isn’t filled with hundreds of venomous snakes. endstream The Michigan DNR’s 60-Second Snakes video series talks about identification tips and information about Michigan’s snake species. Eastern Fox Snakes are fairly large snakes that can grow up to five feet in length. endstream endstream Like other rat snakes, they grow to be very large, over six feet in length. 13 0 obj 56 0 obj endstream 31 0 obj ͐,.�. endobj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. x�s The eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) is a unique and fascinating part of Michigan's natural heritage. <>stream endstream endobj endstream Here’s a quick overview of the nonvenomous Michigan snakes. %PDF-1.4 27 0 obj <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream ͐,.�. endobj ͐,.�. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����id�����]�"� �� Y endobj See more ideas about snake, reptiles, reptile snakes. <>stream endstream endstream ͐,.�. ͐,.�. ͐,.�. 12 0 obj endobj 80 0 obj 19 0 obj 57 0 obj 53 0 obj x�+� � | endobj a red-bellied water snake in southern Michigan has been known for many years, but its relation to the common water snake, Natrizrfasciata sipedon (L.), has never been satisfactorily deter- mined. endobj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. 43 0 obj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. <>stream �b� endobj �~B݁��=����N�J̪�wc�}�(d�n��h{�E��`m��LZ�D�ٚ� ��5����k� There are seventeen species in the state, only one of which is venomous (Eastern Massasauga). ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. ͐,.�. 126 0 obj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����il�����]�"� �� c The copper-bellied water snake, a large brown or black snake with a reddish-copper belly, is extremely rare in the state. In terms of size, because adults can grow so large, they become a very imposing snake for the average person to cross paths with. �7Z <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream endobj 7 0 obj endstream 76 0 obj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. endstream ͐,.�. x�+� � | �b� <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream endobj x�+� � | ͐,.�. �b� 44 0 obj 50 0 obj @|}������xu�Pf��fy�^��,�X|Y�e ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream 11 0 obj endstream 45 0 obj <>stream endobj ͐,.�. endobj 5 0 obj They live in multiple habitat in the southern one-third of the state. Answer (1 of 6): OakleyOriginalsThe state of Michigan is certainly not renowned for having a large number of snakes, but there are a number of different species that can be found there. As the snakes get older their color will darken, and the older adult snakes will actually have a body that is almost entirely black. endobj �7Z <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream x�s Where you'll find them: The black rat snake is found in the southern lower peninsula, typically living in or near woodlands, often near water Status : … 10 0 obj �b� x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ib�����]�"� �� a ͐,.�. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ih�����]�"� �� [ Pantherophis obsoletus: Black rat snake The common name gray is really a very generic gray. 34 0 obj <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. ͐,.�. <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 44>>stream 20 0 obj endstream 60 0 obj �b� ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#33��\. <>stream 120 0 obj <>stream 78 0 obj endstream 3 0 obj endstream x�+� � | �b� endobj endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream endobj x�s x�+� � | endobj endstream According to … ͐,.�. endobj endstream endobj endobj �b� 24 0 obj �7Z <>>>/BBox[0 0 372 612]/Length 43>>stream x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����il�����]�"� �� [ Red bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata). endobj Soon after, he determined the snake was an Eastern massasauga rattlesnake – Michigan’s only venomous snake and rattlesnake, according to … <>stream 81 0 obj endstream �b� 93 0 obj 25 0 obj 66 0 obj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����il�����]�"� �k k endobj 79 0 obj ��w3T�PI�2T0 BC#3C3��\. 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