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Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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
AshleyT 6 years ago
Eastern Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Dekay's Brownsnake


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3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

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

ElaineWebb
ElaineWebb 6 years ago

Thanks, BerrianA.HobbyIV!

BerrianA.HobbyIV
BerrianA.HobbyIV 6 years ago

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

ElaineWebb
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ElaineWebb

Connecticut, USA

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

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