First snake of 2020

baby-water snake

This snake was on our lane, not in the garden, but I am counting it as the first of 2020. My daughter and I spotted it near the creek as we were returning from a walk at dusk on Friday, March 27.  It appears to be a baby northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon), the first I have seen in the neighborhood.

For scale, the sweetgum seed capsule above the snake has a diameter of about one inch.

3 thoughts on “First snake of 2020

  1. Nice find.
    I was out building garden beds when I noticed a nearby garter snake. Then another. Then a third! I never thought I’d run into mating garter snakes while digging in the vegetable garden, I was quite pleased they like the place.

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