I had another encounter with the water snake currently residing in our pond. It was early in the morning, about 7:30, still a bit cool and cloudy. She was in the water just at the edge of the pond, her head sticking out, not moving.
I was able to get incredibly close, my camera only inches away from her face. I took photos for about five minutes before she finally got spooked (maybe she had been sleeping? It's hard to tell since snakes cannot close their eyes) and took off into the water. She retraced her path, though, and I got a quick video clip of her swimming.