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water snake

n.
1. Any of various North American colubrid snakes of the genus Nerodia, living in or frequenting freshwater streams and ponds.
2. Any of various aquatic or semiaquatic snakes.

water snake

n
(Animals) any of various colubrid snakes that live in or near water, esp any of numerous harmless North American snakes of the genus Natrix, such as N. sipedon

wa′ter snake`


n.
1. any of numerous and widely distributed harmless snakes of the genus Natrix, inhabiting areas in or near fresh water.
2. any of various other snakes living in or frequenting water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near waterwater snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near water
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
banded water snake, common water snake, Natrix sipedon, Nerodia sipedon - in some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water
water moccasin - any of numerous North American water snakes inhabiting fresh waters
grass snake, Natrix natrix, ring snake, ringed snake - harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
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Common Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon) On 8 May 2004, a juvenile Common Watersnake was observed exiting the western edge of the preserve.
The FWS "success stories" website only lists five success stories since 2010: the Oregon Chub, the Lake Erie Watersnake, the Maguire Daisy, the Okaloosa Darter, and the Tennessee Purple Coneflower.
Sazima I (2007) Like an earthworm: Chalk-browed mockingbird (Mimus saturninus) kills and eats a juvenile watersnake.
Phylogeographic analysis and environmental niche modeling of the plain-bellied watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster) reveals low levels of genetic and ecological differentiation.
She and Denis first bond when "comparing notes on the amphibian joys" of swimming: "the verve of breasting whitecaps," the feel of "spray stinging one's face like sand," the exhilaration of diving into "combers," and the more secret sensation of "slithering like a watersnake among the twining stems of lotuses" (1).
The Lake Erie watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum), a medium-sized, non-venomous snake, is a historic resident of the region.
Presence of the frog Rana, ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus, rough green snake Ophoedrys aestivus, gartersnake Thamnophis, and watersnake Nerodia suggests that, unlike today, more mesic or, perhaps, riparian habitat was within the vicinity of the cave.
The Rainbow Mussel, Lake Erie Watersnake, and the Lake Winnipeg Physa Snail are all endangered.
Napaltjarri's paintings represent both the topography of her Northern Territory home and the watersnake, which has a spiritual significance to the Warlpiri people to whom she belongs.
Before she left for Beijing, he promised the teenager the pounds 460 hand-made Italian shoes, which are appropriately made out of watersnake, if she won gold.