Question 10 of 12
Which of these snakes is not primarily aquatic?
Choose an option from the pictures below:
Nope! This is a black swamp snake, Seminatrix pygaea, a small colubrid that spends most of its time in the water. They occasionally wander across land on spring and summer evenings.
Nope! This is Regina alleni, the striped crayfish snake. They are highly specialized predators that eat mostly crayfish. At our study site, we see them crossing levees for a couple of weeks in early spring.
Nope! This is Farancia erytrogramma, the rainbow snake. Like several of our aquatic snakes, they are highly specialized feeders that eat mostly eels or large aquatic salamanders (Amphiuma).
Correct! This is Rhadinea flavilata, the pinewoods snake. This small species lives in drier habitats where in spends most of its time in the leaf litter. They eat a lot of lizards.