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PanUzasny 07-11-19 10:39 AM

Garter snake "in the field"
 
Finally caught this garter snake that I've seen a few times around my parents' house. I caught it in their garden - which I suppose could be a literal "field." It was fun to check out this big guy and then send him on his merry way. My kids like checking him out, but my sister - not so much.

I'm guessing it's a Thamnophis elegans, but if you have a better idea of what species it is, please let me know. Found in Utah, by the way.

https://i.imgur.com/7sOm8zm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/q43o981.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/x69x1ih.jpg

Albert Clark 07-13-19 01:41 AM

Re: Garter snake "in the field"
 
Nice find! Yep! Thamnophis elegans also commonly known as the " wandering garter snake". Has cousins also Thamnophis elegans vagrans aka "western terrestrial garter". Looks like this one is a larger female which is evidenced by the contour and tapering of the tail, proportional head size and overall body girth.


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