Saw three today, but not an easy task!
Weather: partly cloudy and sunny
Temperature: 40-50 Fahrenheit
Habitat: inland lake surrounded by woods
This juvenile snake was found dead. It appeared to have three cuts. Two cuts were near its head, while the other was near the back.
One San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) passing by another.
San Mateo County, California.
This is one of the Garter Snakes I found within twenty feet of the trailhead.
Found two Garter Snakes within ten feet of each other not ever 20 feet onto the trail. It was a fairly warm day for October. One was laid out and the other was curled up.
This individual stopped to look at me and I got my first photos of this subspecies . Looks like it was just finishing its molt .
On the service drive just West of the girls dorm. 2'
Eastern gartersnake killbuck lakes park 9-21-2014
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).