Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nature Notes and Signs of the Season

We found him/her on our walk a few weekends ago. Does anyone know what kind he/she is?










Michelle over at Rambling Woods is our host at Nature Notes and Signs Of The Season, and has combined these two wonderful meme's.


19 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

It looks like a garter snake to me.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Cool find! and great photos ! I love snakes and get really excited when i find them :) Looks like a common garter snake - they have a pretty huge range, where are you?

Gill - That British Woman said...

Well you are a heck of a lot braver than me, I would have screamed blue bloody murder and ran for the hills.........can you tell I am not keen on snakes....LOL

Gill

Sunny said...

I have a snake that lives in the foundation wall of my garage that looks similar to that. I'm not sure what kind it is; I'm not a snake fan. Ha-ha!
Sunny :)

Dimple said...

I don't know what kind of snake that is, but I remember catching them when I was a child in California, and I have seen them here in Idaho. Nice snakes. Catch bugs and mice!

Thanks for visiting!

Caron said...

What I know about snakes could fill a thimble, but I think it is a garter snake. I like photos of snakes as they intrigue me.

ramblingwoods.com said...

What a great post for Nature Notes & Signs of the Season.It looks like one I found and asked a herper about..an eastern garter snake I think he said. I know many folks don't like them or are uneasy about them and I used to be one of those, but I find them interesting now. Thanks so much for adding this guy (or girl) in..He must have just gotten up from a long winter's nap...Michelle

Cloudia said...

Sweet little garter snake!



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Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and fantastic shots !! Simply amazing and fantastic !!

Rosidah Abidin said...

Wow, very brave shots! I wouldn't dare to get near a snake. Have a wonderful day.

diane said...

I wouldn't have a clue about your snakes but it is a pretty one. SNAP, I have a snake post too. I met it in the garden today.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There are two kinds of snakes, poisonous, and nonpoisonous. That one is nonpoisonous.

That is all I know.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Harmless garter snake. Great in your garden...

Margaret Cloud said...

I am so scared of snakes. This looks like a garter snake.

Abraham said...

I got one in my yard just like this. We have to be careful with lawn mower. Also he is youngest and more tan but the same gartner snake.

Maria said...

Definitely a garter snake. We have them here in Seattle too. Haven't seen one for awhile but they like wet places and long grass. This website says they are harmless: http://www.wildaboutgardening.org/en/features/section2/snake/snake.htm I still am cautious of them....find them interesting but not to touch. :) Maria

Maria said...

Hi, again, I did find a better photo on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Garter_Snake It also mentions that they can bite and leave some itchiniess...I knew I didn't want to pick them up for some reason. Ha, ha... Maria

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting of the snake and great photos.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: Certainly one not to worry you, it is a beneficial Garter Snake.