First snake of year

Saturday, April 19, Arlene and I went for a walk once around Cold Spring park. On a trail off the main loop, I heard a rustling in the leaves that for some reason sounded more like a snake slithering away than like a chipmunk jumping away. I looked carefully, and, sure enough, there was a garter snake under the next bush. I was very proud of myself for identifying the sound properly. Now I have to keep a close eye on Cutler Pond.

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