Garter Snake Found in Alaska

HAINES (AK) — If confirmed, it represents one hell of a range extension. An eight-inch Common Garter Snake — almost certainly a juvenile — was found on the side of the road in Haines, Alaska, just south of Skagway. Garter snakes have been reported along the Alaska panhandle but never documented. It’s possible that it’s an escaped pet, but I don’t think that’s likely if it’s only eight inches (20 cm) long.