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Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis

Description:

The Gartersnake is a Colubrid snake genus (Thamnophis) common across North America, ranging from Alaska and Canada to Central America. It is the single most widely distributed genus of reptile in North America[citation needed]. The garter snake is also the Massachusetts state reptile

Habitat:

Gartersnakes spread throughout North America. The common gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is the only species of snake to be found in Alaska, and is one of the northernmost species of snake in the world, possibly second only to the Crossed Viper, Vipera berus. The genus is so far ranging due to its unparticular diet and adaptability to different biomes and landforms, with varying proximity to water. However, in the western part of North America, these snakes are more aquatic than in the eastern portion. Northern populations hibernate in larger groups than southern ones.

Notes:

Boone County Cliffs

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RussellRohling
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RussellRohling

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Oct 30, 2009
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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