A new snake species to me! Got a knock on the door awhile ago....Katy and her two sons, Caleb and Clayton, wanted to show me a snake in a jar. AWESOME! Katy found it in their yard, and they wanted to find out what kind it was. I didn't know either, but I have books and the Internet. :-)
This is a beautiful, young checkered gartersnake (Thamnophis marcianus). Thank you for sharing!