Carolina Swamp Snake
Seminatrix pygaea paludis

Family: Natricidae - Harmless Live-Bearing Snakes

Typical Adult Size: 10 to 15 inches

Reproduction: live bearing

Eye Pupil: round

Dorsal Scales: smooth

Anal Scale: divided

SC Range Map

Additional Images

Carolina Swamp Snakes are our smallest semi-aquatic snake species. They are black with red bellies.

Swamp Snakes live in swampy locations with abundant aquatic vegetation. They can often be pulled up attached to vegetation. They also cross roads on rainy nights.

Additional Images:
Carolina Swamp Snake, Seminatrix pygaea paludis
Return to top of page

Return to SC Snake Index

July 07, 2009
Contact: South Carolina Reptiles and Amphibians