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Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis

Description:

Most garter snakes have a pattern of yellow stripes on a brown or green background and their average length is about 50 cm (20 in), maximum about 125 cm (49 in)

Habitat:

The habitat of the garter snake ranges from forests, fields, and prairies to streams, wetlands, meadows, marshes, and ponds, and it is often found near water. It is a semi-aquatic animal like most snakes. It is found at altitudes from sea level to mountain locations.

Notes:

There were at least 3 Garter snakes that lived around our campsite in Algonquin Provincial Park.

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dandoucette
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dandoucette

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 11, 2010
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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