First documented photograph eveidence of Garter Snake Mating Ball

This Mating behaviors are well known and have been observed in a variety of snake species.  However in this case the photo you see here is a first documented case in the state of  Virginia.  I took this pic of the mating ball in the Fall of 2003 in some shrubs next to a house on Chestnut street Clifton, VA. 

First photographed documented evidence of garter Snake Mating Ball

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