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.

2 comments:

Cindy said...

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

Bonnie said...

Ouches. Garters have some rough luck sometimes :-/