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Gray black snake with orange strip on back and on each side. Non-venomous. 2 ft long about.


Prairie. Mark Youngdal conservation area just off the gravel trail.

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BrianEdmond 8 years ago

I think it's a dark red-sided (Thamnophis sirtalis).

BenjaminKabel 8 years ago

I'm sure this belongs in the genus Thamnophis, but am torn as to whether it is an oddly colored red sided garter (T. sirtalis parietalis) or a orange striped ribbon (T. proximus proximus).

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St. Joseph, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 17, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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