This is one of the Garter Snakes I found within twenty feet of the trailhead.
Found two Garter Snakes within ten feet of each other not ever 20 feet onto the trail. It was a fairly warm day for October. One was laid out and the other was curled up.
On the service drive just West of the girls dorm. 2'
Eastern gartersnake killbuck lakes park 9-21-2014
Very small, pencil-thick.
Big one seen by teacher walking back from Conf. course.
DOR after heavy rainfall
My new pet, but these have also been seen in rural areas around tall grass.
Small, dark color with white strips/markings
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).