Mud Snake is characterized as a shiny blue-black snake with a red or pink underside that extends up to the sides. Mud snakes have a cylindrical body with a short tail, which has a sharp spine. They have smooth scales, which are divided into 19 rows. Their anal plate is also divided. Mud snakes usually start their breeding in spring and between July to August they start laying eggs in earthen holes. The hatching usually takes about 6-8 weeks. Mud snakes dwell in swampy areas, streams and lakes. They can be found in Virginia, Florida, Texas and North of Mississippi Valley. Mud snakes mostly prey on amphibians, which includes salamanders, frogs and sometimes fish. They have pointed tails to attack their victims, which has led them to having the nickname “stinging snake”.