Found under a log, dead and headless, the remains of something's unfinished meal.
This snake was slender and about 3 feet in length; it was sunny itself on a less often used trail coming down from the peak of Black Cap to Mount Cranmore ski area
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).