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Western Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis proximus


A very small western ribbon snake I found while doing some work in my garden. I was at first convinced this was a common garter as they appear here in the Midwest or even a plains garter, but the lack of black striping on the lower jaw makes me question that. It doesn't help the quality of the cell camera I used doesn't really contrast the bold orange line going down this snakes side.


I couldn't find much on this species but they're prominent enough through North and Central America to have several subspecies.

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Spotted on Sep 29, 2018
Submitted on Sep 29, 2018

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