Double Snake

Getting a glimpse of a snake, or a root, or anything remotely snake like, from along the edge of the trail always makes one do that quick double take. This time it was in fact a Common Garter snake nestled down in a small patch of snake grass (or horsetail if you prefer) that elicited the snake-double take. Although the Garter snake is one of the most common and widespread reptiles in our area and by no means are we snake-lovers it is always nice to see one slither away as we walk the trails. I wonder if their numbers have decreased with the decline of amphibians as this was reported to be their main food source or they have shifted dietary habits?

3 thoughts on “Double Snake

    1. I think ours eat insects as well but I have noticed them lurking about by a pond quite a bit this summer. Perhaps the small frogs or toads are on the menu as well.

      And I am not sure where there are abundant amphibians any more these day.

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