A larger adult (shown here) and a smaller individual were captured at the southwest end of the lake.
Snake trying to absorb feeble sun during rain break.
Valley Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi)
Colin cradling the garter.
This little fella was hanging out right next to the creek. I was surprised, as the creek is spring-fed and very cold.
This fella was hanging out near the Yampa River. There were certainly plenty of frogs for it to eat.
Spotted on a rock beside the Boise River Greenbelt. Location is accurate within 100 meters.
The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a western North American species of colubrid snake. Seven subspecies are currently recognized.