Young animal in blue oak woodland.
Dead on Lake of the Woods Trail. Head trauma from unknown causes.
Drove my car right over top of him heading down the main drive to Chautauqua NWR
Just barely managed to get a photo of this guy before he slithered off. Guessing it might be some species of Thamnophis. I cant tell for certain but it looked like he might have had something in his mouth when I snapped the photo.
This specie was just like the previous one I recorded but much more young and small.
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).