:where are you located? where did you find it? i live in Virginia and i want to do some herping soon, but i think it's a little early yet even though i talked to a guy today who said he saw a Garter the other day. :
I'm in Southeastern PA. i found it on Saturday crawling through some dead grass near a runoff feeding into a small spring in an open field. There were little piles of warm rocks along the bank.