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  • Spanish
    • culebra de agua occidental
    • culebra listonada elegante
    • culebra de agua
    • culebra de agua nómada occidental terrestre
  • 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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Coast Gartersnake Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 13, 2017 04:14 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

joshuagsmith

Date

June 18, 2016 10:00 AM MST

Description

A larger adult (shown here) and a smaller individual were captured at the southwest end of the lake.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

kalibardo

Date

December 13, 2016

Description

Snake trying to absorb feeble sun during rain break.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 29, 2016 12:46 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 29, 2016 10:25 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

airalcorn2

Date

August 20, 2016 09:23 AM CDT

Description

Valley Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

petekleinhenz

Date

September 6, 2014

Description

Colin cradling the garter.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

inkie

Date

September 10, 2016 02:04 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

petekleinhenz

Date

June 15, 2015

Description

This little fella was hanging out right next to the creek. I was surprised, as the creek is spring-fed and very cold.

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

petekleinhenz

Date

June 16, 2015

Description

This fella was hanging out near the Yampa River. There were certainly plenty of frogs for it to eat.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

brentt

Date

October 22, 2016 06:21 PM MDT

Description

Spotted on a rock beside the Boise River Greenbelt. Location is accurate within 100 meters.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

varajuan

Date

June 20, 2015 10:03 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.
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