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  • Scientific Names
    • Thamnophis sirtalis
    • Coluber sirtalis
    • Eutaenia sirtalis
    • Eutainia concinna
    • Eutainia dorsalis
    • Eutainia infernalis
    • Eutainia pickeringii
    • Eutainia sirtalis
    • Eutanaeia sirtalis
    • Tropidonotus bi-punctatus
    • Tropidonotus bipunctatus
    • Tropidonotus concinnus
    • Tropidonotus ordinatus sirtalis
  • German
    • Gewohnliche Strumpfbandnatter
    • Gewöhnliche Strumpfbandnatter
  • English
    • Common Garter Snake
    • San Francisco Garter Snake
  • Spanish
    • culebra listonada común
    • culebra de agua

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Recent observations

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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gtsalmon

Date

July 28, 2009 06:16 PM CDT

Description

In rocky habitat. Thermo-regulating gravid female? Specimen not disturbed. Imaged only. GTS 817.

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Texas Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis annectens) Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. annectens

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jkubala

Date

December 8, 2014 06:43 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small baby snakes about a few inches long. Not venomous it didn't mind our presents. Not aggressive and very common where we live

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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gtsalmon

Date

April 7, 2006 07:30 AM CDT

Description

Adult found under tin. Imaged only. GTS 510. UTA-DC 7231.

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

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ryanclevinger90

Date

August 7, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

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Valley garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. fitchi

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abr

Date

July 5, 2012 09:02 AM PDT

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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johnwilliams

Date

October 15, 2010

Description

DOR

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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sandboa

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

This snake was found DOR near San Bernard NWR. This is a very uncommon snake along the Upper Texas Coast.

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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taj

Date

November 8, 2014

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California Red-sided Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. infernalis

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abr

Date

June 14, 2011 11:43 AM PDT

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San Francisco Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia

Observer

tiwane

Date

November 24, 2014 12:56 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Pretty sure there are two snakes mating in the first pictures. Saw three individuals today, they were all quite healthy-looking adults.

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eastern garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

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camelcreek

Date

November 24, 2014

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Valley Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. fitchi

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

May 6, 2011 02:01 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Captured in a trap by people studying Giant Garter Snake and other snakes at the site .

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Description from Wikipedia

The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is an indigenous North American snake found widely across the continent. Most garter snakes have a pattern of yellow stripes on a brown or green background and their average length is about 55 cm (22 in), with a maximum length of about 137 cm (54 in). The average body mass is 150 g (5.3 oz).

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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