flatterned in outside west track, but scales countable; upper/lower labials 7/8, 17 mid body scale rows indicates T. ordinoides, used dissecting scope after minimal cleaning
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near molt based on clouded eye
This Thamnophis ordinoides (Northwestern Garter Snake), about 24” long, crossed the bike path.
Not flattened into road, fresh; 20 m S of previous T. sirtalis, west lane inside track; upper/lower labials 7/9; 17 midbody scale rows
common garter snake, 5", .25" diameter
Observed in a meadow near an old lumber mill.
The northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides, is a species of colubrid snake endemic to North America.