This is the first day of spring, and I am really ready for spring and summer weather. About three weeks ago it seemed like it would never come. I haven’t seen my first butterfly of the year yet, but I have seen my first snake.
I don’t really know my snakes, but from looking through the guide books, I think this is an eastern garter snake, Thamnophis sintalis. Feel free to correct me if you know otherwise.
I thought I would get a little closer to get a snake’s-eye view.
The eye seems a little cloudy. I take that as a sign that this snake will shed its skin at some point in the near future.