Usually garter snakes don’t bite, but this one bit both Maret and Toveli. We went down to the park to go snake hunting, and just found this fella minutes before Mom said it was time to head home. And Mr Snake wasn’t happy that he was nabbed. Seems he had some crushed ribs, or whatever you would call his bones an inch or so below his head. Maybe he was freshly wounded, I don’t know. Maybe he was in pain still, or he was apprehensive of another crushing blow. But he most certainly wasn’t happy to be handled. So 5 minutes later he was put down, released back where he had been discovered, and we headed home, hands with distinctive snake smell.