Garter Snakes

This is one of four garter snakes that bask on big rocks at the end of a garden.

A basking maritime garter snake


  1. Ah! That explains the difference. I kind of wondered if it they were different subspecies but chalked it up to their size difference. Thank you!

  2. Frederick Gralenski says

    Two different subspecies of garter snakes; the eastern (with the pronounced dorsal stripe) and the maritime (with the dorsal stripe lacking). I don’t know if they typically mate or not.