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garter snake

Thamnophis sp.


Black with white/yellow stripe down his back and side marks of the same color. About the size of a quarter in diameter, bigger than two feet long


Off paved path of urban forest nature park in PNW


Do garter snakes come in all colors??

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Thamnophis sp. Amphibians and Reptiles of Oregon

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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

This looks like one of the garter snakes (Thamnophis sp. ). There are about four species in your area. They can be extremely variable in color and pattern: solid, striped, speckled, checkered or a combination of these.

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Beaverton, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 9, 2013
Submitted on Aug 10, 2013

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