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Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis


Dark grey, dusty body with thick, pale yellow stripe along spine and undersides. Yellow and white flecks along body.


Moist fields or woodlands near water source.


Found in a small grassy field in front of some thick pricker bushes after sliding off a warm rock.

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SaraPaige626 8 years ago

Okay, sorry about that! Thank you ForestDragon!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Neat find! I have moved several of your spottings out of the Signs of Wildlife mission for you. That mission is not for the organisms themselves but what they may have left behind (scat, feathers, nests, shed skins, etc.). Make sure to read the mission description before adding spottings.

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Sara - please update the scientific name to Thamnophis sirtalis. You can get this information from Wikipedia ( and then put the wikipedia link in the reference section. Thanks! :)

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New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2012
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013

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