Sunning itself up on the raspberry branches in my yard at 9 AM. About 20 inches long, maybe.
AOR in a sandy Tamualipan thornscrub association at 212 ft elevation.
DOR adult in pinyon-juniper association at 4901 ft elevation.
A garter snake is any species of North American snake within the genus Thamnophis. Because of the similarity in the sound of the words, combined with where people often see them, they are sometimes called garden snakes, gardner snakes or gardener snakes, or even garder snakes or guarder snakes. They are harmless to humans. Garter snakes are common across North America, from Canada to Central America, and they are the single most widely distributed genus of...