The northwestern garter snake is small, with adults averaging around 36-53 cm (14-21 inches) in total length. Garter snakes color is a shade of greens, blacks or greys with Stripe colours of red, yellow, orange and cream.
This snake is primarily terrestrial but may be found near or occasionally in water; often it occurs in meadows, forest clearings, and along the edges of thickets where it feeds mainly on slugs as well as worms, salamanders and frogs.
This Northwestern Garter Snake was basking in the sun near a bay shoreline,resting inches from a cliff. It effortlessly made a slithering climb up and down the cliff edge.
Lat: 46.98, Long: -123.90
Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012