Snake holes are scattered amongst the mushrooms and moss growing in the rich soil of the trail. Mallows Bay is home to several species of snakes, such as the common watersnake, the rough green snake, and the venomous copperhead. They typically shelter inside 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/(Maryland DNR)
A common water snake (Jeffrey Goldstein/Maryland DNR)