Friendly or not?

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Eyes appear round but head a bit triangular. Is he poisonous or not?
Found him in woody grasses here at home on Delmarva Penninsula.

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(Zone 5a)

I am not overly familiar with snakes but this looks a lot like a garter snake, possibly the Eastern (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis), which is not harmful to humans. The ones around our home have some red stripes, instead of the yellow of these.

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Thank you. Indeed an eastern garter snake known for its 3 yellow stripes. So good for the garden!

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