Wednesday, October 1, 2008


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.


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."