Id this snake?

In central South Carolina. (And, just in case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t kill it. I found it in the road while walking the dog.)

Do snakes have ids? :smiley:

It may be a juvenile with a different pattern from an adult.

Images are consistent with a garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis

Looks more like an eastern glass snake: glass snake - Search See second from left at the bottom.

Glass snakes, Ophisaurus, are legless lizards with eyelids, ear openings and a lateral groove running most of the length of the body. The dead snake on the bin cover lacks all of these features.

Agree, Google images for garter snake:,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46340616,d.eWU&fp=c60c501e078447ff&biw=1507&bih=809

Concur. While Garter Snakes typically have a distinct light mid-dorsal stripe, this linkshows a “checkered” pattern variation from the subject area.

Thanks, all.