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Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis

Notes:

Discovered this little guy wiggling out of the leaves while hiking through the woods.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago
Eastern Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/thasir.htm


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3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

No problem! They look very similar overall, it's just the little differences that matter! The link I included in my suggestion points out those characters :)

Candice Trimble
Candice Trimble 7 years ago

Thanks for letting me know! =)

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Eastern ribbon snakes have unmarked lips (where yours has black marks on the lips) and they have a white spot in front of the eye (which yours lacks). This is an eastern garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis.

Candice Trimble
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Candice Trimble

Front Royal, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Mar 22, 2014
Submitted on May 6, 2014

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