My daughters and I found this snake in the pond today. We left it alone. This evening, Larien and I were paying a visit to the yard before she went to bed early. The snake was still there in the same position. It was dead. I lifted it out to discover that it had swallowed a fish tail first instead of head first. A fin perforated its gut and its outside skin.
Bye, Garter Snake. You will no longer make me squeal in fright like a girl.