Daily Archives: June 3, 2017

Northern Watersnake

Northern Water Snake, Day Brook Pond, Kennebunk Plains WMA, W. Kennebunk Maine

Day Brook Pond is home to at least 2 (and probably many more) Northern Water Snakes. When I visited the other day, I saw one swimming along the shore where I often see them, and found this one sunning in fallen birch that still has branches above the water. This is the second time I have caught a snake in this tree. I suspect, from the bulge in the body, that this snake is also digesting. There are lots of big fat Bull Frog tadpoles in the pond right now. Very likely one less. 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. 1/640th @ f4 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr.