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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

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What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

dominic

Date

August 15, 2014

Description

Almost stepped on him when I was coming back from a puddle of water in a dry swamp. Word f advice, don't pick one up while you are camping and you did not bring soap. My hands stank until we went to a stream.

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

curiousgeorge61

Date

May 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mountain Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. elegans

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 5, 2014

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What

Wandering Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

June 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

June 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

james3

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

james3

Date

August 6, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

tiwane

Date

July 31, 2014 12:19 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Photo by Tony "Hawk".

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Coast Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

July 30, 2013

Description

"I believe this is a coast garter snake. The location was on the coastal prarie trail at Harmony Headlands State Park; close to a seasonal pond. He was 12-15 inches long." - Clare MK

Observation and photo by Clare MK.

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What

Western terrestrial garter snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

mariobird

Date

July 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coast Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

james3

Date

July 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Date

July 10, 2014 11:43 AM PDT

Description

Black dorsal side with 3 yellow stripes, found in leaf litter in oak woodland by dried up stream, 1 3/4 feet long

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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.