We were very surprised to see this snake crossing the road by flooded fields in Minesing area on April 2nd. Earliest l have ever seen a snake out. Luckily my husband saw it. My son and l got out and made sure it got to safety.
A good look at the snakes tongue. l had my 500 mm lens on the camera allowing me to get in nice and close from a distance. We just walked behind it to get it off the road.
It was clearly agitated from our presence. But we felt that better than being run over. Which is a huge problem for snakes and turtles. And frogs to for that matter.
Although not big around the girth. This garter snake was at least 24 or so inches long. A very nice snake indeed. Living to see another day.