Common Garter Snakes in Southeastern Wisconsin on March 24, 2022

This time of year Garter Snakes can be found coming out of hibernation and enjoying some of the mild temperatures of spring. They are a little sluggish or dormant but some are starting to come alive. I found some today on a walk and took some photos of them. I also found a Brown DeKay’s snake that was about the size of a large night crawler. I assume these are Common Garter Snakes, please correct me if I am wrong, thank you. It was a mostly cloudy day with some rain at times, cold temps at 34-37 degrees. Images were taken on March 24, 2022.

The Common Garter Snake’s forked tongue…

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Brown DeKay’s Snake

Brown DeKay’s Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

4 Responses to Common Garter Snakes in Southeastern Wisconsin on March 24, 2022

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    Bring on the snakes Jim ! All wildlife is welcome.

  2. Carlos T. says:

    This is so cool, awesome pictures

  3. Elaine Swanson says:

    Oh my heavens, these are gorgeous photos – the textures alone an artistic composition – bark, lichen, scales accented orange! Superb captures of the tongue – projection, colors, delicate tip of black – just amazing to see up close like this – nothing is ever common in your photos, Jim! Thank you for being out there in the cold, wet rain of March – as we too sluggishly, slowly come alive again!

  4. Clifford Price says:

    Super photos!!!

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