This little guy was in the road when I went on a little walk today. I herded him to the side so he wouldn't get run over, but I'm sure he'll be back as the warm road is such an attraction. Hopefully he escapes being crushed.
Photo/observation by Kal Ivanov (VMNH).
- eyes: blue
- top: 3 light brown stripes from behind head to tail, black in-between stripes, and small areas of yellow over sides (no pattern)
- underbelly: off-white
- length: about 2 ft
Small (6") one near Coal Mine Museum trail to survival.
AOR adult observed by Mary E. Finley crossing Deep Hollow Road. Imaged only. GTS 1355.
Garder snake found along stream in Montgomery County, Maryland.
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).