Found dead - likely drowned in flash flood.
Not a positive ID, but one ranger and one visitor saw a snake with vivid turquoise stripes as it crossed the trail heading uphill away from riparian area.
Only had my phone unfortunately so I couldn't get a decent picture.
Found dead. One possible explanation for its demise is that it had drowned during the recent flash flood.
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).