Northwestern Garter Snake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
Very small baby Garter. Discovered basking in the sun in an abandoned lot on a walk.
A youngster. 7 upper labials mean that it's probably T. ordinoides or T. sirtalis, but T. sirtalis in this area have a distinct color & pattern (whereas T. ordinoides are extremely variable).
This 14" Thamnophis ordinoides (Northwestern Gartersnake) was lying injured in a gravel road, but still alive. We moved it to the grass beside the road, and it may survive.
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.
The northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides, is a species of colubrid snake endemic to North America.