Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Not A Rattlesnake, And Not A Water Moccasin

The eastern massasauga rattlesnake has a few "look-alikes" here in Michigan, and the northern water snake is one of them. Whether you're a hunter, a wildlife enthusiast or just someone who enjoys an occasional walk along the water, this 60-second video will help you properly identify a northern water snake, should you ever come across this species in your travels. If you are fortunate to see one of these important Michigan residents, take some time to enjoy it, but please leave it in the wild. Look for more videos in our series throughout the summer and into the fall.