Common Garter Snake

Garter Snake at SVT's Sawink Farm

June 18, 2010

A common garter snake at SVT's Sawink Farm Reservation in Westborough, photographed by Doug Johnson. A snake's eyes will turn cloudy like those in the picture as it prepares to shed its skin.
Doug Johnson photographed this common garter snake at SVT's Sawink Farm Reservation in Westborough.  A snake's eyes will turn cloudy like those in the picture as it prepares to shed its skin.

Wildlife at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area

May 21, 2010

A bluet damselfly at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
Fringed polygala at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
A common garter snake at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
Indian cucumber root at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
A red admiral butterfly at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
A red squirrel at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following during a trip to SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland: bluet damselfly, fringed polygala, common garter snake, indian cucumber root, red admiral butterfly, and red squirrel.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

April 7, 2010

Common garter snake at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, by Craig Smith
Great blue heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Painted turtle at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Palm warbler at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Red-winged blackbird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Snapping turtle at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, by Craig Smith
Craig Smith photographed the following at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Stow: common garter snake, great blue heron carrying a fish, painted turtle, palm warbler, red-winged blackbird, and snapping turtle.

Garter Snake and Spring Peeper in Sudbury

October 8, 2009

Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Garter Snake by Craig Smith
Spring Peeper by Craig Smith
While walking the Town of Sudbury's Hop Brook Marsh, Craig Smith reports that he "came across a Garter Snake in the trail. It became rather upset and aggressive, probably because when it saw me approach it became distracted from its hunting, and its prey escaped. It started coiling, and trying to strike at me while I was taking its picture. The first four photos are the Garter Snake including a blurry one of it trying to strike. The fifth picture is the prey that escaped from it, a Spring Peeper."

Spotted Turtle and garter snake at Cedar Hill

June 13, 2009

Marge Fisher reports seeing a spotted turtle and a garter snake at Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough.

Common Garter Snake

October 18, 2008

Common Garter Snake

Craig Smith photographed this common garter snake at Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough.

Common Garter Snake

September 15, 2008

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Dawn Dentzer photographed this common garter snake in Stow.

Common Garter Snake

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Bill Batten photographed this common garter snake in Stow

Common Garter Snake

March 7, 2008

Bill Batten photographed this common garter snake in Stow (click on an image for a larger view).

 

Common Garter Snake

October 14, 2007

Garter Snake by Anne Dykiel

Anne Dykiel photographed this common garter snake in Carlisle (click on image for a larger view).

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