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Western ribbon snake

Thamnophis proximus proximus

Description:

Large garter snake found on the side of the house.

Habitat:

In leaf litter on the side of a house, near a wooded area, small pond, and field.

Notes:

Kept in a large plastic container for a few minutes to watch and ID. Climbed out on it's own, and took a leap of the porch. Identified with Peterson's Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Central and Eastern North America.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, USA

Lat: 38.89, Long: -92.11

Spotted on Apr 10, 2013
Submitted on Apr 10, 2013

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