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Russian Ridge Open Space (Google, OSM)
37.3134041, -122.2143323
Accuracy: 3907m
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Apr. 17, 2012 09:28:58 -0700
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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 over 2 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 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by jmaughn over 2 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 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by kueda over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by antonyw over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by tiwane 6 months ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Garter Snakes - Photo (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
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)
curiousgeorge61 1 person agrees

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Community-supported ID? Yes
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Date? Yes
Georeferenced? Yes
Photos or sounds? Yes
Is the organism wild/naturalized? Unknown
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