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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:

N. America

Notes:

I spotted this along the Bruce Trail in Jordan Valley. It stayed very still while I was photographing it.

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24 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Fun fact! Most snakes have poor eyesight and rely on their senses of smell and touch to survive. Although they have nostrils to breathe with, snakes smell with their tongues; when a snake flicks out its tongue, it is collecting scents from the air around it, and when retracted, the forks touch the Jacobson's organ (a special sensory organ on the roof of the mouth), which identifies the scent, enabling the snake to recognize potential predators or prey.

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dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks harsuame, Asier and Arthur!

ArthurTiutenko
ArthurTiutenko 9 years ago

Beautiful photograph!

Asief Abdi
Asief Abdi 9 years ago

Nice shot!!!...

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Grandiosa imagen

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Lealiki!

LealikiKanoa
LealikiKanoa 9 years ago

Phenomenal!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks everyone!

ReannaDee
ReannaDee 9 years ago

Very nice shots Dan. :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Awesome set of pictures, Dan!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

high quality as usual - fantastic shots, Dan

OMG!!!! SICK!!!!!!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks everyone. Yes, Ashish, I was blowing gently in its direction trying to get him to show his tongue.

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 9 years ago

wow love this red gr8 catch

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

It must be testing environment with tongue...!!

SandraH
SandraH 9 years ago

beautiful snake and great capture :)

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Ha ha!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

It's really funny to move quickly from photo 1 to photo 2....he jerks his wonderful forked-tongue right back in!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Jeremy

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Karen and Lisa.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 9 years ago

nice capture

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great shot!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks

Pulkit.Singal
Pulkit.Singal 9 years ago

wow beautiful snake !!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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