Monday, May 27, 2013

Black Necked Garter Snake Spotted!

A black garter snake was spotted recently in our area and photographed.  The garter snake is commonly mis-pronounced as garden snake.  Easily identified by the two large blotches of black on the neck.  These snakes are not native to Pennsylvania.  They are original found in the Utah, Texas and Colorado.  These snakes are active during the day.  The picture here shows them basking due to their ectothermic nature. It east frogs, toads and tadpoles when near water.
Photograph Taken by Mary Wolfinger

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