Northern Water Snake
Nerodia sipedon
left Northern Water Snake right
2006 Photograph, Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon, Colubrid Snake Family, Colubridae) swallowing a Pumpkinseed Fish (Lepomis gibbosus), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
Here can be seen how the snake's jaws have to stretch to accommodate the relatively large fish.
Jian Zhe Li

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