Photo of Eatern Ribbon Snake courtesy of John White
Close-up Photo of Eastern Ribbon Snakecourtesy of John White
This is a semi-aquatic species, typically found in or near streams, ponds, bogs, swamps, fresh and brackish marshes, and woodlands adjacent to wetlands.
Walk wetland edges. Look for them on the ground or on trees, bushes or tall grasses overhanging the water. This agile snake will flee rapidly into thick shoreline vegetation, so you have to be quick! Non-venomous, but difficult to handle due to its nervous nature.
Photo of Habitat forEastern Ribbonsnakecourtesy of Tony Prochaska
Found statewide but less common in western Maryland.
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Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)