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Eastern garter snake

Posted by Emlyn Crocker,
North Country explorer from Plainfield, Vermont
October 1, 2017

During a nature walk on the Kip Trail one of the girl scouts from the Nikentsiaki Service Unit in Canton-deKalb spotted this little garter snake slithering across the trail. This one is an Eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis), a subspecies of the common garter - or garden - snake.