First Garter Snake

We were walking to the river and I just caught a glimpse of him slithering around one of the huge rocks marking the parking lot. He kept going around the rock, but we were pleasantly surprised when he didn’t go under the rock, but along beside it.

So we picked it up. I forgot how strong they are. I’m guessing he was 15-18 inches long, it was hard to tell since he wouldn’t straighten out, but he was a decent size for a garter snake. We’ve seen the snakes a few times in the woods around the river, but never caught one before. Pretty cool! And to think I almost decided not to go for a walk!

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