Northern Water Snake Swallowing Pumpkinseed Fish
Nerodia sipedon

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2006 Photograph, Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) swallowing a Pumpkinseed Fish (Lepomis gibbosus), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2014.
Here can be seen how the snake's jaws have to stretch to accommodate the relatively large fish.

Species information from eNature.com:  Northern Water Snake  Pumpkinseed
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