Classification
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  • French
    • couleuvre de l'Ouest
  • Scientific Names
    • Thamnophis elegans
    • Eutainia elegans
    • Thamnophis ordinoides elegans
  • English
    • Terrestrial Gartersnake
    • Coast Gartersnake
    • Western Terrestrial Garter Snake
    • Coast Garter Snake
  • German
    • Bergstrumpfbandnatter
  • Spanish
    • culebra listonada elegante
    • culebra de agua
    • culebra de agua nómada occidental terrestre

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Recent observations

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

October 13, 2011

Description

Initially alive on dirt road. Observed vehicle inadvertently run over snake. No photos.

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

mjschulz

Date

August 6, 2015 09:55 AM MDT

Description

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Photos / Sounds

What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

DOR. ID based on the ID of an animal that looked to be the same from two days earlier very near by:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1879820

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

elinpierce

Date

August 8, 2015 01:23 PM CDT

Description

This skitterish youngster was only 1 ft long and very slender (about ½" wide).

Located on a rocky bank of the Flathead River on a sunny afternoon.

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

noelle

Date

August 22, 2015 03:55 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 21, 2015

Description

this garter snake (species?) was crossing the dirt road I was driving on. Got a few shots then sent him on his way.

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What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

kueda

Date

August 10, 2015 12:06 PM PDT

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

mrfish33

Date

June 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2015 02:33 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

kueda

Date

August 8, 2015 12:14 PM PDT

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

apcorboy

Date

August 5, 2015 08:12 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

julie8

Date

August 11, 2015 10:45 AM MDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a western North American species of colubrid snake. Seven subspecies are currently recognized.

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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.