BLOTCHED WATER SNAKE
Nerodia erythrogaster transversa
Nerodia erythrogaster transversa from Bastrop County, Texas
Photo by Roxanne Hernandez
Nerodia erythrogaster transversa from Harris Co., Tx. feeding on a Gulf Coast Toad (Ollotis nebulifer) Photo by Les Wolf
Range of Nerodia e. transversa Map by Tom Lott, SWCHR
Distribution: In our region, this species occurs throughout much of southeast, central and north Texas, including the Pandhandle Region. Moving westward it also occurs in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas. There are old records of it occuring in southeastern New Mexico along the Rio Grande River, but there is some question as to if the species still occurs in New Mexico today.
Legal Status: The state of New Mexico lists Nerodia erythrogaster transversa as an Endangered Species. In Texas, the species is not protected.
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