The Diamondback Water Snake
Diamondback water snake is an aquatic snake that is found in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
These snakes are very large, with adults averaging 3-4 feet but occasionally reaching lengths of more than 8 feet.
When a Diamondback Water Snake bites, it strikes, rears its rear, and then lashes out with a series of powerful rear fangs
Diamondback Water Snakes have been known to strike snakes, raccoons, frogs, toads, mice, dogs, small birds, lizards, and small snakes.
The diamondback water snake can be found in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
The diamondback water snake is mainly found in the southern Great Plains of the United States and northern Mexico.
The Diamondback Water Snakes live an average of 10 to 15 years in the wild. They can be captive-bred and should be kept in captivity for about three years.
It is extremely rare to come across a Diamondback Water Snake in the wild but when you do, they are most likely to be found near large bodies of water, streams
You’ll find these snakes in two general areas; one is along the banks of rivers, swamps, and streams where they are often found basking and sunning on the river bottoms.