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  • 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
  • French
    • couleuvre de l'Ouest

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Recent observations

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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jmaughn

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February 6, 2016

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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jmaughn

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February 1, 2016

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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jmaughn

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January 24, 2016

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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seetwist

Date

April 30, 2012 12:27 PM MDT

Description

Garter snake warming in the sun

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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jmaughn

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January 6, 2016

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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nathantaylor7583

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July 6, 2015 10:43 AM CDT

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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cjensen1981

Date

May 31, 2012

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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joanseptembre

Date

April 1, 2013

Description

My guess is that this is a large garter snake, but I'm not certain. The Sandhill Crane was definitely interested, but didn't go after it.

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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danielgeorge

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April 13, 2006 02:03 PM PDT

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Coast Gartersnake Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris

Date

June 14, 2014 02:25 PM PDT

Description

This garter snake was travelling through a meadow just 50 feet from a pond and held still while I took its picture.

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Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

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ellen5

Date

August 19, 2011

Description

snake attacked by hornets
elevation 8200 ft.

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Coast Gartersnake Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris

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venomdoc

Date

May 25, 2013 03:12 PM EDT

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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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