Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday's Foto

I thought I'd end the year's "Friday's Foto" series with something a little different. Last Sunday the weather was so warm, that during our Christmas Bird Count at the New York Botanic Garden, we came across this Eastern Garter Snake. During the Winter months they usually go into a hibernation-like state called brumation. This common snake is highly variable in coloration and marking. It is also somewhat difficult to distinguish from the similar Eastern Ribbon Snake. Here is an article that explains the differences.

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