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medium sized striped snake
under some storm felled limbs I was moving
Thanks Karen for sharing this spotting and your terrific observations and story! It is good to know others appreciate these little beauties!
I love them. At least aside from their defense of dropping stinky fecal matter! My son was 3-ish when he first discovered they do bite as he was holding one in front of his face and yelling, "Mom!" I told him to put it down(I was thinking of the joy of washing stink off a toddler) and it bit him on the bridge of his nose! Scared him more than anything(not enough that he quit catching garter snakes, though!
great info about them getting chilled.
What is so brave? Completely harmless species and this one was chilled from the early am temps. I picked it up and moved it from the lawn so we could mow
very brave, Karen !
Spotted on May 8, 2012 Submitted on May 17, 2012
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