A Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans) with liberal red speckling all over its body, especially its snout.
Briones Regional Park. California.
Wind River Ranch, Mora River Valley, near Watrous, Mora Co., New Mexico, USA.
Drab, atratusy individual. Distinguished by upper labials and internasals.
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans).
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. Oakland, California.
The two yearlings slithered off, but left their skins under the weed suppressing tarp
The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a western North American species of colubrid snake. Seven subspecies are currently recognized.