Brazos Water Snake

The Brazos Water Snake is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

For example, Brazos water snakes have been crushed under stones at the water's edge by people walking on the banks and shot by small caliber firearms, and fishermen have commented on their success in removing the ``water moccasins'' from the river (Forstner et More

The Brazos Water Snake or Harter's Water Snake (Nerodia harteri) is a species of mostly aquatic, non-venomous, colubrid snake native to the United States, only in north-central Texas along the Brazos River system. More

Brazos water snake (Nerodia harteri) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

Brazos Water Snake, which is listed as a threatened species in Texas. Jerry Shelton remembers when he was younger seeing one of these snakes and not being very interested in them at the time. More

The study was done in part because the Brazos Water Snake's population is in decline. "We're concerned about the Brazos Water Snake because something has changed," Mueller said. "We're not sure if it's a population cycle or something else. More

COMMENTS: The Brazos Water Snake is very habitat specific and can be found commonly in riffles. More

like many species, the Brazos Water Snake’s decreasing population could be the symptom of a bigger problem. Which is yet one more reason why humans should let snakes live when we come across them—their presence is a sign of a healthy, natural environment. More

The Brazos Water Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

Common names

Brazos River Water Snake in English - English
Brazos Water Snake in English - English
Brazos Water Snake, Harters Water Snake in English - English
Harter's water snake in English - English
Harters Schwimmnatter in German - Deutsch

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Nerodia
Species : Nerodia harteri
Authority : TRAPIDO 1941