This is a garter snake:
This is a garter snake skin:
A few times a year an adult garter snake will shed its entire skin as its body grows.
This is a dead garter snake. This poor guy was, quite literally, stomped flat:
I sure hope this wasn't the same snake I spent thirty minutes cutting out of my deer netting a few weeks back.
Donkeys don't like snakes. I know this now because I found these snake remains in the donkey paddock. Yep, flat as a pancake, this guy:
Cats, however, like garter snakes:
This kitty wanted to eat this snake:
The garter snake, however, wasn't ready to be lunch:
But the cat was patient and persistent:
And ultimately got him across the street to the sidewalk:
Where he promptly lost interest and went off to do other kitty things:
It's not easy being a snake: