Sun bathing on the paved path
Caught near electrical generation plant sign.
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida; 04 January 2015. http://phostracks.com.
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida; 22 April 2015. http://phostracks.com.
Captured during CSI class in the ditch behind the outhouse. 23" long.
In the rocks at Metzger Marsh.
CA red-sided gartersnake
A small guy, about a foot to 18 inches long. I uncovered him while blowing leaves in the yard. He was not too happy!
The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is an indigenous North American snake found widely across the continent. Most garter snakes have a pattern of yellow stripes on a brown or green background and their average length is about 55 cm (22 in), with a maximum length of about 137 cm (54 in). The average body mass is 150 g (5.3 oz).