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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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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

pmonks

Date

July 17, 2016 02:39 PM PDT

Description

A guy had caught this little cutie at the lookout area on Mt Davidson (I'm not a fan of handling wildlife).

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Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

salamandersquad

Date

July 22, 2016 02:34 PM CDT

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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liam5

Date

July 19, 2016 04:04 PM MDT

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

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mrchasse

Date

July 21, 2016 10:07 AM PDT

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

keatonbates

Date

July 19, 2016 10:23 AM PDT

Description

This garter snake was observed next to a small pond. It was roughly 2 feet long. It was black with three yellow stripes (one along the top and two on each side).

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

alliesmith

Date

July 19, 2016 10:22 AM PDT

Description

This snake was caught at Double Pond. He stayed put and let us hold him for at least 10 minutes. His under side was very smooth and almost blue. The rest of his body was yellow and black. His tongue was black with red, and when he started getting used to us people more, he moved it less.

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Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

richbreisch

Date

July 16, 2016 12:10 PM MST

Description

Snake about 30 inches long. Olive-brown with cream-colored stripe on back & on belly. Second smaller snake of same species seen nearby. Both snakes within 2 to 4 meters from stream.

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Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

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bryanto

Date

August 3, 2009 12:30 PM MDT

Description

This was a big 3+ft female.

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Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

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bryanto

Date

May 4, 2010 11:24 AM MDT

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Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

dingerdynasty

Date

July 19, 2016 01:43 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One of many individuals observed at this locale. These snakes were feeding on stickleback fish.

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

swells

Date

July 20, 2016 08:28 AM HST

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

chris_hass

Date

July 14, 2016 03:09 PM PDT
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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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