young snake, 40 cm long
uninjured, immediately released
The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is a numerous snake indigenous to North America. 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), maximum about 137 cm (54 in). The average body mass is 150 g (5.3 oz).