Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thamnophis sirtalis

I just read that garter snakes are ovoviviparious: Instead of laying a nest of eggs, they give birth to live young. (Ooh, slither, slither.)

So it's clear now that ovoviviparousness (ovoviviparity?) has occurred in our yard, because in addition to our usual lovely adult eastern garter snakes (remember that picture from back in March?), we have a number of little guys scooting around.

They are incredibly cute.

I caught one the other day and took some pictures for you.

I mean, look for yourself. Aren't they just as cute as the dickens?

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