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Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis


Snake, about 3' long. Pale in color; in the bright sunshine it appeared to be creamy white. In my photos, a very pale yellow tone appears.


Seen (and almost stepped on) in the grass. We live in a wooded area which has some swampy spots and, of course, New England rocks.


Very calm critter. We spotted each other at the same time and both came to a complete halt. I waited for my camera to be handed to me and the snake never moved even with the entrance of a second person.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 9 years ago
Eastern Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Dekay's Brownsnake

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AshleyT 9 years ago

Ignore the fact the link says "Dekay's Brownsnake", it is the link for the garter snake.

ElaineWebb 9 years ago

Thanks, BerrianA.HobbyIV!

BerrianA.HobbyIV 9 years ago

Looks like a rough green tree snake. Then again it could be in the garter snake family as well

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2015
Submitted on May 8, 2015

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