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WEC242: Burmese Pythons in South Florida: Scientific Support for Invasive Species Management

Figure 9. The Florida banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) varies in color from reddish-and-black to mostly black. It can reach 1.5 m (5 ft.) in length and may be mistaken for the venomous cottonmouth.

Credit: Mike Rochford, UF/IFAS.