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Common Garter Snake - Photo (c) Brian Gratwicke, some rights reserved (CC BY)
loarie's ID: Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Posted by loarie almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Common Garter Snake - Photo (c) Brian Gratwicke, some rights reserved (CC BY)
curiousgeorge61's ID: Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Nice head shot with the tongue flicking.

Posted by curiousgeorge61 almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by jmaughn almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Really don't think so. (Re: the ID, I agree about the very nice photos!) This would be CA Red-sided, if this were sirtalis. While there are instances of infernalis without the characteristic red head, it's not too common, and the eight upper labials say Coast Garter to me.

This is a very useful site for IDing Garter Snakes:
http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/snakesid/gartersnakeskey.html

Posted by jmaughn almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Community ID: Garter Snakes (Genus Thamnophis)
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Common Garter Snake - Photo (c) Brian Gratwicke, some rights reserved (CC BY)
loarie's ID: Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
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