Another Sign of Spring

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.

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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.

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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.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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