collected during the Wildlife Field Research week in May 2012. Photographed and released.
A thin striped snake ~24" long.
Live & just ate.
The garter snake is a slightly venomous colubrid snake genus (Thamnophis) common across North America, ranging from the Alaskan Panhandle to Central America. It is the single most widely distributed genus of reptiles in North America. The garter snake is also the Massachusetts state reptile.