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Common garter snake



Garter snakes are usually brown or black on their backs with a yellow dorsal stripe. They are usually blue and yellow on their underbelly. They have unique patterns that help them camouflage with their surroundings.


Garter snakes live in areas near bodies of water such as a pond. They like to hide in tall grass and under rocks. This garter snake was found hiding in clumps of tall grass and weeds.

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Tukup 2 years ago

Hi Ainsley. According to the New Hampshire Fish and Game there is only one species of Garter Snake found in your state, the Thamnophis sirtalis. I think you may safely update from Thamnophis to Thamnophis sirtalis. Nice sized snake. Great catch and thanks for sharing.

Katherine GA
Katherine GA 2 years ago

Loved catching this snake with you!

Ainsley Stinson
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Ainsley Stinson

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

Spotted on Aug 27, 2021
Submitted on Nov 13, 2021

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