On the service drive just West of the girls dorm. 2'
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
Maybe a garter. Much shorter and chunkier than our ribbon snake.
- eyes: blue
- top: 3 light brown stripes from behind head to tail, black in-between stripes, and small areas of yellow over sides (no pattern)
- underbelly: off-white
- length: about 2 ft
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).