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This was one grouchy little snake. It started flattening itself up and striking as soon as I came into sight. When I crouched down to get the camera closer it actually bit the tip of one of my fingers that was exposed around the edge of the camera. A group of several mountain bikers had passed that way just a few minutes before me, which might explain why it was so agitated. Garter snakes are common everywhere from people's yards to swamps to deep in upland woods, which is where I spotted this one.