The attached photo was taken along the shoreline in Brook’s Bay on Jack Lake during the weekend of May 10-11.  I believe that these Northern Water Snakes are mating.   Steve Kerr 

(Note: These snakes mate by entwining themselves around each other, often on low branches near the water’s edge or among rocks and boulders. D.M.)

mating watersnakes - Steve Kerr - May 2014

mating water snakes – Sheelagh Hysenaj – May 2014

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.