Neonate. Found at the edge of a paved hiking trail.
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.
Melanistic morph. One of numerous individuals found at this location.
Juvenile. Contained slugs in stomach.
California native snake? Dark green, with yellow stripe and red spots along body
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!
The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a western North American species of colubrid snake. Seven subspecies are currently recognized.