Brown Water Snakes are very common in Georgia and South Carolina. This snake is not aggressive and is usually quick to dart away if confronted. It is almost universally regarded as a “moccasin,” and for that reason is quite often shot or killed. This snake is very beneficial in terms of controlling rodents, frogs, and other amphibians. This particular snake was basking on floating debris in Glascock County, Georgia on Rocky Comfort Creek. This snake was not large by Brown Water Snake standards but was still probably about 4 feet long.