This snake may look similar to the Northern Watersnake but the coloration and patterns are different. This snake, as it’s name suggests has a brown body, but has chocolate brown square blotches.
These blotches can sometimes be thinner in the middle making a somewhat “H” shape to them.
Their chin will be a darker brown, and belly will be a cream color.
This snake is usually between 30 to 60 inches long, however, the record length for this snake is about 69.5 inches. The record found in Virginia is 68.7 inches.
Juveniles tend to be 11 inches long.