This particular snake had a good reason to be upset with me. I had almost hit it accidentally with a string trimmer while cutting grass near the Stacy Groscup Center.
Although it might have simply been upset, I have another theory. I suspect that this particular snake might have been pregnant. Yes, pregnant. Although many species of snakes, such as Black Ratsnakes, lay eggs, Eastern Gartersnakes actually give birth to live young. In fact, they can have as many as eighty or so babies at one time.
I haven't seen any three inch long baby Gartersnakes crawling around Dorsey's Knob Park, but you can rest assured that I'll be keeping my eyes open.