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I want to make sure this is not a Shorthead Garter Snake though. Does anybody have an idea if it could be a Short Head Garter Snake?

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Eastern Garter Snake - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
wabbytwax's ID: Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)
Posted by wabbytwax about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Eastern Garter Snake - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ncherps's ID: Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)
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Eastern Garter Snake - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ctracey's ID: Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)
Posted by ctracey over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Eastern Garter Snake - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
briansg's ID: Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)
Posted by briansg over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Your observation is a bit southeast of the natural range of Thamnophis brachystoma.

Posted by briansg over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Yes I agree and I have many positive IDs of Easter Garters here. There's also a spot where they're seen in mating balls each spring. I might try and see if I can catch them in the act this spring.

Posted by wabbytwax over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Eastern Garter Snake - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
wabbytwax's ID: Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)
Eastern Garter Snake - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)
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