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Cold blooded in Canton

'This garter snake was wrapped up on a low bush branch trying to get warm along Partridge Run/Remington Trail Monday morning,' said photographer Natalie Aldrich of Canton. 'The temperature was around 62 degrees and I believe a bit too cold for Mr. Snake,' she said.

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