• Snake ID at Beartown Lakes Reservation?


    Do you know what kind of snake lives in the stairs of the sledding hill at Beartown? It’s large and dark grey.

    Naturalist's Response

    There are a number of snakes that can be described as large and gray in our area. At Beartown Lakes, the most likely species would be a Northern Water Snake, but the Black (Gray) Rat Snake is also a strong possibility.  Lastly, some Eastern Garter Snakes can have reduced pattern and would fit that description.  All three of those species are very common in our area and likely to live in the base of stairs.

    -Naturalist Andy Avram