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Western black-necked garter snake

Thamnophis cyrtopsis

Description:

A small, slender, dark colored snake with vertical yellow-ish white stripes.

1 Species ID Suggestions

zayer
zayer 9 years ago
Mimosa pudica


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2 Comments

monicahouser
monicahouser 9 years ago

Thank you for all the suggestions I think I've found a match, the western black necked garter snake: http://www.123rf.com/photo_7209979_a-wes...

srosenthal95
srosenthal95 9 years ago

I'm thinking I can possibly just make out a rostral (nose) scale indicative of patchnose snakes, Although I'm not sure on the specific species. Other striped snakes that look similar would be garter snakes and ribbon snakes if you wish to look into that but my bet would be that it was a type of patchnose.

monicahouser
Spotted by
monicahouser

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Sep 5, 2011

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