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Common garter snake

Thamnophis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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2 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a month 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 7 months ago

Loved catching this snake with you!

Ainsley Stinson
Spotted by
Ainsley Stinson

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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

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