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  • English
    • Northwestern Gartersnake
    • Northwestern Garter Snake
    • Puget Sound Garter snake
  • Scientific Names
    • Thamnophis ordinoides
    • Eutaenia ordinoides
    • Tropidonotus ordinoides
  • German
    • Nordwestliche Strumpfbandnatter
  • French
    • couleuvre du Nord-Ouest

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What

Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 23, 2016 11:28 AM PDT

Description

This Thamnophis ordinoides (Northwestern Garter Snake), about 24โ€ long, crossed the bike path.

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

gshugart

Date

August 17, 2016 12:02 PM PDT

Description

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

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

rileypollom

Date

August 14, 2016 12:13 PM PDT

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

mikepatterson

Date

August 11, 2016 10:07 AM PDT

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

jnjreiss

Date

August 11, 2016 10:02 PM PDT

Description

common garter snake, 5", .25" diameter

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

nmcnear

Date

April 21, 2013 11:54 AM PDT

Description

Observed in a meadow near an old lumber mill.

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

lrbobay

Date

August 3, 2016 02:21 PM EDT

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

patrick68

Date

August 7, 2016 08:14 AM PDT

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

gshugart

Date

August 6, 2016 01:45 PM PDT

Description

smashed but scales evident, upper/lower labials 7/9, 17 mid body rows, yellow dorsal and side stripes, no red, since 5 Aug

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Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

gshugart

Date

August 6, 2016 12:42 PM PDT

Description

smashed but scales evident, upper/lower labials 7/9, 17 mid body rows, yellow dorsal and side stripes, no red, since 5 Aug

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What

Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

gshugart

Date

August 2, 2016 01:42 PM PDT

Description

Red center stripe behind head, upper/ lower labials 7/9, 17 scale rows mid body

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What

Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides

Observer

gshugart

Date

July 30, 2016 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Flat & dried at east edge, red indicates T. ordinoides, 17 mid body scale rows, upper/lower 8/9, upper atypical should be 7 but 8 both sides

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Description from Wikipedia

The northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides, is a species of colubrid snake endemic to North America.

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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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