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Butler's Garter Snake
Butler's Garter Snake (Thamnophis butleri)
Butlerís Garter Snake is a slender snake with three yellow or orange stripes along the length of the body. The background color is brown, black or olive. There are sometimes two rows of dark spots between the side... Read more >
Blackneck Garter Snake
Blackneck Garter Snake (Thamnophis cyrtopsis)
The Blackneck Garter Snake is dark olive brown or olive gray with a yellow or orange stripe on the back and whitish stripes on sides. The side stripe is confined to the second and third rows of scale. Some snakes have a... Read more >
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans)
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Coast Garter Snake
Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)
The Coast Garter Snake is a slender snake. It is variable in color and pattern, It usually has a yellow stripe along the back and white, yellow or reddish stripes along the lower part of the side. The underside is... Read more >
Two-Striped Garter Snake
Two-Striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)
The Two-Striped Garter Snake is olive, brown or brownish-grey above. The underside is dull yellow, orange, or salmon. It has rows of small, dark spots along the sides, and a yellow stripe on each side separating the... Read more >
Checkered Garter Snake
Checkered Garter Snake (Thamnophis marcianus marcianus)
The Checkered Garter Snake is typically tan, brown or greenish with large black blotches in a distinctive checkered pattern down its back. There are yellowish stripes on the back and lower sides between the rows of... Read more >
Redstripe Ribbon Snake
Redstripe Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus)
The Redstripe Ribbon Snake has a distinctive red stripe down the center of the back. The red (less commonly orange) back stripe begins behind the head. There is a pale lateral stripe on each side on the body running... Read more >
Eastern Ribbon Snake
Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)
The Eastern Ribbon Snake is a slender snake. It is olive-black with a tan or yellow stripe along the back. There is also a pale tan or yellowish stripe on each side along the third and fourth rows of scales above the... Read more >
Northern Ribbon Snake
Northern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis)
The Northern Ribbon Snake is a slender snake. It is black or brown with three yellow or white stripes along its back. The head is black with white scales along the mouth. The underside is white or light yellow. Read more >
Common Garter Snake
Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
The Common Garter Snake usually has a pattern of yellow stripes on a brown background. There are a number of color variations including striped, checkered and almost all black. Read more >
Texas Garter Snake
Texas Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis annectens)
The Texas Garter Snake has a greenish black back with a bright orange or red stripe down the center and yellowish stripes on either side of the body. Read more >
California Red-Sided Garter Snake
California Red-Sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis)
The California Red-Sided Garter Snake is dark olive to nearly black. The head is red or orange. The head is olive. It has prominent yellow stripe down the back and less prominent stripes along the sides. There are red... Read more >










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