Diamond-backed Watersnake from Val Verde County, Texas
Diamond-backed Watersnake from Colorado County, Texas.
Diamond-backed Watersnakes from Gillespie County, Texas.
The above photograph shows two males courting a larger female. When first approached for this photo, there were seven males courting the female.
Often, larger numbers of males are found courting a single female, giving rise to the stories of "nests of water moccasins". These snakes are neither venomous, nor aggressive, and will generally flee at the slightest disturbance.