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garter snake eating slug

Thamnophis elegans

Description:

The garter snake is beneficial to gardens for its slug eating habit. I was fortunate to capture this one in the act of eating a large banana slug

Habitat:

varies

Notes:

I was on a hike with over 20 other people. Felt very fortunate this guy was not disturbed by our presence

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6 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

I love this! a Three year(have I been on Noah three years, now?) old spot comes to light!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Great spot Karen!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

And it wasn't a small garter, either. Those slugs are huge!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Wow, that's one heck of a meal! Great spotting.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

I definitely think so. Felt so fortunate to witness this aspect of behavior I'd heard about

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 9 years ago

What a very cool spotting!

KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2010
Submitted on Aug 6, 2011

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