Queen Snake
Regina septemvittata

Family: Natricidae - Harmless Live-Bearing Snakes

Typical Adult Size: 15 to 24 inches

Reproduction: live bearing

Eye Pupil: round

Dorsal Scales: keeled

Anal Scale: divided

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Queen Snakes belong to the Genus, Regina, which are known as "crayfish" snakes because they feed mostly upon soft-shelled (recently shed) crayfish. Queen Snakes are slender, medium-sized snakes.

Queen Snakes are found in the Piedmont and Mountains of South Carolina, usually in small rocky streams. They are most often seen as blurred shapes as they quickly drop into water from low hanging branches above streams.

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Queen Snake, Regina septemvittata
adult, approx. 20 inches
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July 07, 2009
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