Saw 16 garter snakes at this location - this is the most common brown/yellow/black version.
Saw 16 garter snakes at this location - this is the yellow/black version.
Yellow black stripe. Black body.
Snake was dead. Maybe hurt by a lawn mower
Northwestern garter snake (Thamnophis ordinoides), Santiam Flats Campground, Marion County, Oregon - 2 May 2015. HERP database link: www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=224627
At first fork on Mitchell Hill trail from parking area.
Most likely northwestern garter snake. Anterior chin shields shorter than posterior.
17 dorsal scales at mid-body.
15 upper labial scales; 17 lower labial scales
Lateral stripe on 2nd and 3rd scales.
The northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides, is a species of colubrid snake endemic to North America.