Juvenile Garter Snake takes a bath

by Jim Sweetman
(Puce, Ontario, Canada )

My new garden buddy.

My new garden buddy.


I was working in my elderberries when this little fellow wiggled by.

I picked him up and noted that the posterior end had not shed.

I took him home and bathed him.

I noted two wounds on its abdomen.

The wounds have prevented the shed from continuing down from the head.

After soaking and removing the sheds I let him free in my garden.

Thank you for sending us your report and pictures, and bless your heart for helping this little creature!

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