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Northwestern Garter Snake

Thamnophis ordinoides

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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.

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3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Great photos! Please be sure to add this to the Snakes of the United States – CSC mission to help with their citizen science project!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1202...

TishannePatterson
TishannePatterson 9 years ago

Thank you Gerardo!
Your Noah pages are wonderful.
How exciting to see wildlife you share, You are a true explorer on land and sea.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Nice spotting and information Tishanne :)

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012

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