Broad-banded Water Snake
Nerodia fasciata confluens
The Broad-banded Water Snake (Nerodia fasciata confluens) occurs across much of the eastern United States including the eastern third of Texas. The young one shown in the first three images here was in Victoria Co., Texas, in November, 2009. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 580 flash.