Snake in the Grass

I encountered a real snake in the grass today, literally. This guy let me get right up into his face for a portrait. I tried to identify the species but was unable to find a close enough match in the book I have. Can anybody help me with an identification? Thanks.


This entry was posted in Snakes, Spring 2009.


  1. Kevin Fleming May 30, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    Very, very nice!!!


  2. Valarie Elliott June 7, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    Looks like an Eastern Pine Snake – non-venomous. We found one today in our garden in Rehoboth Beach.

  3. Traci Humphries June 16, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    Tony, love the pictures! We have been checking out all your pictures here in the dentist office today. Thanks!

  4. Kathy L Crossland April 24, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    It’s the very common garter snake. By the blades of grass in your pic I can tell this was a smaller snake and I just did on-line research that states that the Eastern Pine is fairly large. Also, found a photo that looks almost identical to yours on the garter snake site. Check it out. They are very easy going snakes which explains how you were able to get this pic. 🙂

  5. Jason Davis October 28, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Great shot! Thats an Eastern Garter snake (assuming it was on Delmarva) Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis

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