Here's another garter snake DOR on 27th at the base of the South Street Bridge, pretty much the exact same spot as the one from the beginning of the month. It is certainly a sign from the herping gods that I need to explore back in there.
‘Herping’ is just like birding, but for reptiles and amphibians = herpetiles or herps (as in herpetology). These are the adventures of one Philly herper as he prowls the region (occasionally beyond) looking for critters to photograph and marvel at. [In case you were wondering, the word does come from the same word as herpes: ‘herpein,’ a Greek word meaning to creep.]