California Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis), Coast Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California - May 2010. Thanks to the folks at the California field herping forum for the species ID.
Dead. Puncture wounds.
Juvenile found at Angelo Coast Range Reserve.
The California red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis) is a subspecies of the common garter snake. This slender species of natricine snake is indigenous to North America and is one of three recognized subspecies of Thamnophis sirtalis found in California.