I haven’t forgotten your mystery this week, but it did almost get away from me.
Do you know what this animal is? Send me a note in the comments. See you later with the answer!
No guesses, but I suspect this one was too easy! Yellow, or at least pale stripes running the length of a snake always means a Garter Snake.
Garter Snakes live all over North America–because they will eat pretty much any animal small enough to catch. No matter where they are found, Garter Snakes vary in color from tan to brown, from light green to dark. They will be semi-aquatic if there is water nearby, so that means they are found close to water more in the east than in the west. We’re willing to bet one lives near you!