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Red Spotted Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus

Description:

About 3 feet long.

Habitat:

Oregon Coast. Apparently a burrower.

Notes:

Was sitting outside a burrow in the grass. When we got too close it went down into the burrow.

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Red spotted garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus - Red-spotted Gartersnake


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3 Comments

JudyCrawford
JudyCrawford 9 years ago

Thanks for the scientific name Kristal, and the additional information.

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 9 years ago

They make a minor neurotoxic venom, but can't really deliver it to humans easily with posterior venom glands. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garter_snak...).

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Gorgeous!
Is it poisonous?

JudyCrawford
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JudyCrawford

Cape Meares, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2011
Submitted on Aug 19, 2011

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