Monday, September 19, 2016

Eastern milk

The only snakes I have ever seen here in Toronto are garters. So when I came across this deceased (note the ants) juvenile by the curb in the road, I had to look up what kind it was. I have since been told that an adult eastern milk snake was spotted by a homeowner across the street from this scene. That person's home is right above the new retaining wall on the Humber river. So this snake's habitat has been disrupted by the construction, resulting in its being noticed where it might otherwise never have ventured. Hopefully it survives.

1 comment:

  1. So that's what they're called. This is the same type of snake that hangs around our front door most summers. They're very exotic looking.