Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sssssslither

Happened across this just now while mowing the grass.

UPDATE: To answer Mama's question in the comments, this is a common Eastern garter snake. They are found all over Maryland and are pretty much harmless to humans.

4 comments:

Mama said...

Jeffrey, do you know what kind of snake this is? Did you find it in your yard or your neighbor's? I don't like sneaky snakes nor does your dad. He wouldn't even come and look at this.

Kim and Victoria said...

You didn't hurt it, did you?

Jeffrey said...

I didn't hurt it.

Ryan Cormier said...

You learn something new every day:

"When handled, they often expel a musky secretion from the anal glands."