While anchored yesterday in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, I noticed a fairly large snake swimming to shore. My older son, Crawford, set out in pursuit with his camera, and met up with the largest eastern fox snake I’ve ever seen. Species descriptions say they can reach 1.75 meters, and this one certainly pushed the max dimension. Using a walking stick he had been carrying, Crawford guesstimated its length at above five feet.
Eastern fox snakes are considered “threatened” under the species-at-risk regimen in Ontario. You can learn more about them, and the Georgian Bay population, here.