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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

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

rebecca60

Date

August 24, 2016 11:43 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Coast Gartersnake Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris

Observer

james60

Date

August 23, 2016 12:44 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

dingerdynasty

Date

August 20, 2016 07:15 PM PDT

Description

Neonate. Found at the edge of a paved hiking trail.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

chad23

Date

May 21, 2015 03:31 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 21, 2016 12:15 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

tristanmadayag

Date

August 15, 2016 10:35 AM PDT

Description

A small snake with a gray head and a red/black back with a single yellow line running through. Discovered after hearing a slithering/hissing noise in the grass. Fled when another person walked by talking on her phone.

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

jaredholmes

Date

August 19, 2016 08:29 PM MDT

Description

Dor

Photos / Sounds

What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

dingerdynasty

Date

August 18, 2016 02:31 PM PDT

Description

Melanistic morph. One of numerous individuals found at this location.

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

dingerdynasty

Date

August 7, 2016 04:21 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile.

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

dingerdynasty

Date

August 7, 2016 03:49 PM PDT

Place

Idaho, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Juvenile. Contained slugs in stomach.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

nikole2

Date

August 17, 2016 05:54 PM PDT

Description

California native snake? Dark green, with yellow stripe and red spots along body

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

lifesabeach

Date

the past

Description

I was photographing a sunken fishing boat when I looked down and just a few feet away this garter snake was having lunch on the sandstone shore at low tide. Would love to identify the meal...looks eel-like.
The snake swallowed the whole fish in less than a minute!

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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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