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Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis


A beneficial little yard friend to help keep the nasty pests away. This one is very young, possibly the offspring of a very large one found in the same yard a month or two ago.


Found basking where a few small dead branches laid over one another in a thick patch of blackberry, clematis, a.o. brush. This is a mixed forest residential area backyard.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Beautiful spotting. Snakes are wonderful animals, and always a joy to see.

Tukup 2 years ago

Another month or two and they will be hunting a hole in the ground. Fascinating creatures. Thanks for sharing Brian.

Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2019
Submitted on Sep 26, 2019

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