A gravid (pregnant for reptiles) female. About 2 feet on length, 3 inches in girth.
DOR on Hwy 31. Imaged only. GTS 579. UF 166166.
I wish it was alive when I found it. It was a juvenile and had been dead for quite some time.
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).