large aggressive/defensive individual
Road mortality :( Pretty sure this was the same snake I recorded on August 11th.
Observed basking in sunlight under a break in the forest canopy.
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).