Friday, April 24, 2009

Common Garter snake

Thamnophis sirtalis


Today at Prescott Willow discovered a hibernicula of garter snakes. This old well cover sits on a rock-lined, hand-dug well; a place these snakes thought made an excellent place for hibernation.

Today there were coming out in force-we counted at least ten different snakes, and when first spotted, there was about a half dozen writhing together as they emerged into the warm sun.

One of the farm boys reached down and grabbed a handful and tossed them onto the well cover. I grabbed my cam and caught this pic of one retreating back to his nest mates.

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