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Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis
Spotted in one of our funnel trap set for frogs. It was not trapped... it slipped right out as soon as I picked the trap up. Typical of garter snakes, this snake was very feisty and struck at me several times before calming down for pics.
Utilizes a wide variety of habitats - forests, mixed woodlands, grassland, chaparral, farmlands, often near ponds, marshes, or streams.
Lat: 42.01, Long: -96.21
Spotted on Jun 18, 2012
Submitted on Jun 22, 2012
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