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Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis

Notes:

Keeled scales are a trait where there is a ridge in the middle of each scale. This trait can be used to help correctly identify species. This particular garter snake possesses keeled scales, as can be seen in the second photo.



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3 Comments

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 7 years ago

Thanks you two!

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 7 years ago

nice series love the keeled scales in second pic:)

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 7 years ago

Nice spotting Chris! I especially like the 2nd photo showing the keeled (ridged) scales. If you get a moment, mention that in your Description field, since having keeled scales is a common identification trait used for snake taxonomy. Thanks!

Chris Carille
Spotted by
Chris Carille

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 41.03, Long: -75.60

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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