Snake holes are scattered amongst the mushrooms and moss growing in the rich soil of the trail. Mallows Bay is home to a few types of snakes, like the common watersnake, the rough green snake, and the venomous copperhead. These snakes like to hang out in tree hollows, under leaf litter, or in holes dug by rodents or other animals.
A venomous copperhead is one of the many snakes that can be found in Mallows Bay (Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
Rough green snake (Stephen Hayes/Courtesy of Maryland DNR).
A common water snake (Jeffrey Goldstein/Courtesy of Maryland DNR).