Eastern Garter Snake

Found this guy while doing yard work for my parents.  The garter snake is America’s most common snake: this is a subspecies, the Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis).  This species is exceptional in that it gives live birth instead of laying eggs as most snakes do (see the benefits of vivipary for pure speculation).

Completely harmless, and even beneficial in its control of pest species like mice, the Eastern Garter Snake is a great contribution to any garden.

He was pretty grumpy to be disturbed from his nap

He was pretty grumpy to be disturbed from his nap

I have a coworker who hates it when people use gender-ified pronouns for animals without really knowing.

I have a coworker who hates it when people use gender-ified pronouns for animals without really knowing.

This is what I have to say to her:  :P

This is what I have to say to her: 😛

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