Latin nameNerodia erythrogaster neglecta
The Copperbelly Water Snake has a small, unconnected range with populations in southern Michigan, northwestern Ohio, northeastern and southern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and western Kentucky.
Range in Ohio
This snake has been found only in Hardin and Williams Counties in the northwestern part of the state. Today, only the Williams County population is known to have survived, although other isolated groups may still exist.
Woodland ponds and swampy areas, and woody edges of streams and rivers. In dry summertime they often are found in adjacent meadows and old fields.