07 May 2010

A luckless snake that couldn’t cross the road

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a young garter snake I had managed to get off a road. A few days ago while biking on the same road I saw another snake that was too late to save.

It had undoubtedly been run over by a car. I believe this is too is a garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). But it wasn't the one I had saved previously, because it appeared smaller and the location was ~100 m away from the spot where I had seen the previous one.

Let my shoe be the scale.


Cindy said...

Aww, poor little guy. He probably never knew what hit him.

Bonnie said...

Ouches. Garters have some rough luck sometimes :-/